oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The early stages of some South African Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera)

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The Chrysomelidae comprise an interesting family of phytophagous Coleoptera, some of which are known to be injurious to cultivated plants, while others may be potential pests. As considerable damage may be done to the food-plants due to the fact that the adults and the last larval stages are voracious feeders, some knowledge of the biology of such insects is essential if they are to be successfully controlled.

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