oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A study of the biology and ecology of Exochomus flavipes Thunb. (Coccinellidae, Coleoptera)
|Article Title||A study of the biology and ecology of Exochomus flavipes Thunb. (Coccinellidae, Coleoptera)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 1947|
|Pages||219 - 234|
|Keyword(s)||Exochomus flavipes Thunb. (Coccinellidae, Coleoptera)|
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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