Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Description of a moss-eating flea beetle Cangshanaltica fuanensis sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) from China
|RUAN, YONGYING - South China Agricultural Univerisity|
|Konstantinov, Alexander - Alex|
|DAMASKA, ALBERT - Charles University, Czech Republic|
Submitted to: Journal of Insect Biodiversity
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/21/2022
Publication Date: 8/4/2022
Citation: Ruan, Y., Konstantinov, A.S., Damaska, A. 2022. Description of a moss-eating flea beetle Cangshanaltica fuanensis sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) from China. Journal of Insect Biodiversity. 34(2):28-32. https://doi.org/10.12976/jib/2022.34.2.1.
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 provides a description and illustrations of a flea beetle that infects moss cushions in China and was unknown to science before this work. The study will be useful to biological control workers, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, and anyone interested in plant feeding beetles.
Technical Abstract: Description of Cangshanaltica fuanensis sp. nov. from Fujian, China is provided in order to fully meet the criteria for the publication of a new species according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999).