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Noun1.Chrysomelidae - leaf beetlesChrysomelidae - leaf beetles        
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
chrysomelid, leaf beetle - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems
genus Leptinotarsa, Leptinotarsa - Colorado potato beetles
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The carrion-feeders and Brachelytra are very uncommon; on the other hand, the Rhyncophora and Chrysomelidae, all of which depend on the vegetable world for subsistence, are present in astonishing numbers.
Among these, there were only two of the Carabidae, four Brachelytra, fifteen Rhyncophora, and fourteen of the Chrysomelidae.
Chrysomelidae Diabrotica balteata (LaConte) Chrysomelidae: Alticinae Species 1 Chrysomelidae: Doryphorinae Species 2 Coccinellidae Cycloneda emarginata (Mulsant) Species 1 Species 2 Curculionidae: Entiminae Species 1 Curculionidae Species 1 Melyridae: Dasytinae Species 1 Species 2 Melyridae: Malachiinae Species 1 Species 2 Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae Cyclocephala lunulata Burmeister Coleoptera: Staphylinidae Species 1 Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae Species 1 Species 2 Diptera Anthomyiidae Species 1 Asilidae Cophura sp.
Finalmente, en la talla V se observo una tendencia generalista y fue la unica talla donde se registro el consumo de adultos de Coleoptera Chrysomelidae y la larva de Megaloptera Cordalus sp.
En el mismo mes se determino preliminarmente que el dano era ocasionado por una especie de coleoptero de la familia Chrysomelidae y subfamilia Cassidinae.
Microorganisms (fungi) have also been found in the gastric cecum larvae of four Coleoptera families such as, Anobiidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae and Chrysomelidae (DOUGLAS & BEARD, 1996).
Coleoptera agrupa 167 familias que congregan 350,000 especies; ocho familias reunen 238,000 especies (68% del total descrito en el grupo) que son las siguientes: Carabidae, Staphylinidae, Scarabaeidae, Buprestidae, Tenebrionidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae y Curculionidae.
Ao se analisarem os dados da Tabela 2, constata-se que as familias que apresentaram indices mais significativos pertencem a ordem Coleoptera (Carabidae, Chrysomelidae, Elateridae, Ptilodactylidae, Scarabaeidae e Staphylinidae) destacando-se a familia Chrysomelidae, por apresentar especies de coleopteros desfolhadores importantes para a eucaliptocultura (OHMART; EDWARDS, 1991; ZANUNCIO et al.
A catalog of the types of Chrysomelidae sensu lato (Insecta, Coleoptera, Polyphaga) deposited in the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires.
TABLE I FAUNISTIC ANALYSIS OF GROUPS OF TARGET PESTS, NON-TARGET PESTS, AND NATURAL ENEMIES BY ORDER, FAMILY, AND SPECIES, SAMPLING METHOD, AND TYPE OF COTTON Group Order/Family Species Stage (1) Target Lepidoptera/ Alabama SC+LC pests Noctuidae argillacea Lepidoptera/ Heliothis SC+LC Noctuidae virescens Lepidoptera/ Pectinophora Cat Gelechiidae gossypiella Total Non-target Coleoptera/ Cerotoma Ad pests Chrysomelidae arcuata Coleoptera/ Chrysomelidae Ad Chrysomelidae sp.
The study, which is the first in this research line focusing on the Chrysomelidae family (known as 'leaf beetles' because they feed primarily on plants), made it possible to collect more than 2,000 beetle samples on the island of Grande Terre, compare them with other species, and carry out a phylogenetic analysis.
The resulting timetree was consistent with a Late Cretaceous origin for Chrysomelidae, and subsequent taxonomic diversification over the course of the Cenozoic--considerably later than proposed by Farrell (1998).