This special issue assembles a fine collection of authors and recent research that emerged from the 9th International Symposium on the Chrysomelidae, organised within the frame of the 25th International Congress of Entomology, held in September 2016, in Orlando, Florida, USA. This collection of research articles forms the core of volume 7 of Research on Chrysomelidae (RoC), a series that is devoted to all aspects of the biology of leaf and seed beetles. Editor Schmitt has been a co-editor in this series since volume 1 while this is author Chaboo’s first participation as a co-editor.
The first volume of the RoC series originated as the brainchild of Pierre Jolivet, starting with volume 1 in 2008 (Editors: Pierre Jolivet, Jorge Santiago-Blay and Michael Schmitt; Brill publishers). The series was intended from conception, and we are happy to be right on target with RoC7 in 2017. Volumes 1 in 2008 and volume 2 in 2009 were presented in independent book formats; since 2011, the chrysomelid community has established a strong working relationship with the ZooKeys publishing team and this has produced volumes 3–6 (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016). The RoC series mostly contains elaborated versions of research presentations at meeting conferences but also independently submitted papers. Their unconstrained appearance has helped inform and educate on Chrysomelidae systematics and biology.
5 Chrysomelinae species (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) and new biological data from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivian Flinte, André Abejanella, Mauro Daccordi, Ricardo F. Monteiro, Margarete Valverde Macedo
23 Recent advances in the knowledge of Mexican Alticinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) David G. Furth
47 Comparative morphology of the spermatheca in Megalopodidae (Coleoptera, Chrysomeloidea) Geovanni M. Rodríguez-Mirón, Santiago Zaragoza-Caballero, Sara López-Pérez
65 Insights on the genus Acronymolpus Samuelson with new synonymies and exclusion of Stethotes Baly from the fauna of New Caledonia (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Eumolpinae) Jesús Gómez-Zurita
77 Traumatic mating by hand saw-like spines on the internal sac in Pyrrhalta maculicollis (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae) Yoko Matsumura, Haruki Suenaga, Yoshitaka Kamimura, Stanislav N. Gorb
91 How many genera and species of Galerucinae s. str. do we know? Updated statistics (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) Rui-E Nie, Jan Bezděk, Xing-Ke Yang
103 Contributions to the knowledge of Chinese flea beetle fauna (II): Baoshanaltica new genus and Sinosphaera new genus (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) Yongying Ruan, Alexander S. Konstantinov, K. D. Prathapan, Xingke Yang
121 Oulema septentrionis and O. erichsonii are neither conspecific nor melanic variants of O. melanopus as assessed by micro CT analysis of their lectotypes (Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Criocerinae) Michael Schmitt, Gabriele Uhl
131 Quo vadis biodiversity? Species richness following twenty years of taxonomic revisions on Afrotropical Galerucinae s. str. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) Thomas Wagner
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