oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Early stages of two species of Halticinae (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera)



In a previous article (1941) the writer gave some details of the biology of certain Chrysomelidae collected in and around Johannesburg. It was indicated that, in the majority of Chrysomelidae, the larvae and adults do a considerable amount of damage to the foliage of their food-plants and it is well known that some species may forsake their original wild host-plants and attack cultivated plants, some of which may be of commercial value. In this respect the Halticinae or ""flea-beetles"" are of economic importance, for many of them have become serious pests, not only of garden plants, but also of certain crops.


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