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Chrysochus Auratus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Absolved as Pecan Pest

@article{Williams1988ChrysochusA,
  title={Chrysochus Auratus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Absolved as Pecan Pest},
  author={C. E. Williams},
  journal={Great Lakes Entomologist},
  year={1988},
  volume={21},
  pages={7}
}
Chrysochus auratus, the dogbane beetle, has been erroneously implicated as a pecan defoliator in the early literature. Alternative scenarios suggest other chrysomelid species that may have been responsible for the defoliation. Despite the importance of the host plant to the ecology and life history of phytophagous insects, knowledge of host plants for many insects remains fragmentary. Compounding this paucity of information are blatantly false host plant records which, despite their erroneous… Expand
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