Biology and ecology of Mecistomela marginata (Thunberg, 1821) (Hispinae: Alurnini) in Brazil

  • Margarete Valverde De Macedo
  • Ricardo Ferreira Monteiro
  • Thomas Michael Lewinsohn
Part of the Series Entomologica book series (SENT, volume 50)

Abstract

The Hispinae are a relatively homogeneous subfamily in the Chrysomelidae most of which feed on monocot leaves, mainly Graminae and Palmae. Their larvae are usually leaf miners or free feeders between appressed leaves (Jolivet, 1989). The Neotropical tribe Alurnini ecologically is one of the most homogeneous in the subfamily, all the larvae feeding freely between leaves of Palmae. This tribe includes the largest species in the Chrysomelidae.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margarete Valverde De Macedo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ricardo Ferreira Monteiro
    • 1
  • Thomas Michael Lewinsohn
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratório de Ecologia de Insetos, Departamento de EcologiaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRJ-RJBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Interações Insetos/Plantas, Departamento de ZoologiaUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

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