oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A study of the biology and ecology of Exochomus flavipes Thunb. (Coccinellidae, Coleoptera)

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Beetles of the family Coccinellidae are usually considered as beneficial insects, with the exception of those belonging to the subfamily Epilachninae, members of which are phytophagous and often cause extensive damage to economic plants in different parts of the world. The Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna corrupta Muls., a serious pest in the United States of America, is perhaps the best known member of the Epilachninae.

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