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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF BEETLES IMPORTANT TO AGRICULTURE, LANDSCAPE PLANTS, AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

Location: Systematic Entomology

Title: Diabrotica lopatini, a new species (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae) from Central America

Authors
item Derunkov, A. -
item KONSTANTINOV, ALEXANDER
item Tishechkin, Alexey -

Submitted to: Caucasian Entomological Bulletin
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 16, 2013
Publication Date: July 17, 2013
Citation: Derunkov, A., Konstantinov, A.S., Tishechkin, A.K. 2013. Diabrotica lopatini, a new species (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae) from Central America. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin. 9(1):116-117.

Interpretive Summary: Leaf beetles are among the most important insects affecting U.S. agriculture. Many are serious pests and feed on crops destroying valuable plants costing millions of dollars annually. Others are important biological control agents that can be used to destroy unwanted and invasive weeds. This work provides a description and illustrations for one previously unknown leaf beetle species from Central America, to allow for its identification and proper classification, and thus make it available for potential use in biological control projects. This study will be useful to biological control workers, taxonomists, ecologists, and anyone interested in plant-feeding beetles.

Technical Abstract: Diabrotica lopatini, a new species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae) from Central America is described and illustrated.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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