Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Doeberlnota, a new genus of flea beetles from the Oriental Region (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) Author
|Prathapan, K. - Kerala Agricultural University|
|Yong-ying Ruan - Chinese Academy Of Sciences|
|Konstantinov, Alexander - Alex|
Submitted to: Entomologische Blatter
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/4/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Leaf beetles, especially flea beetles, are among the most important insects for 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 control unwanted and invasive weeds. This work describes a new genus and a new species from India providing key characters, description, and illustrations. This study will be useful to biological control workers, taxonomists, ecologists, and anyone interested in plant feeding beetles.
Technical Abstract: A new genus of flea beetles (Doeberlnota gen. nov.) with a new species, Doeberlnota taraoensis sp. nov. from India is described and illustrated.