Submitted to: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 20, 2008
Publication Date: February 22, 2010
Citation: Konstantinov, A.S. 2010. Subfamily Lamprosomatinae Lacordaire, 1848. Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. 6:563-564. Interpretive Summary: Leaf beetles are among the most important insects affecting U.S. agriculture. Many are serious pests and destroy valuable crops costing millions of dollars annually. Others are important biological control agents that can be used to control unwanted and invasive weeds. This research provides a complete list of all case bearing leaf beetles in Europe, Northern Africa, and Asia and provides details of their geographic distribution. This study will be useful to biological control workers, taxonomists, ecologists, and anyone interested in plant-feeding beetles.
Technical Abstract: The Palearctic fauna of Lamprosomatinae(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is cataloged. Full synonymy and geographic distribution data are presented for each species.