Diapause in the leaf beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent for tamarisk (Tamarix spp.).

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The tamarisk leaf beetle, Diorhabda elongata Brullé deserticola Chen, was collected in northwestern China and has been released in the western United States to control tamarisk (Tamarix spp.). Characteristics of diapause and reproductive development in D. elongata were examined to improve management as a biocontrol agent. Under long days, 16:8 (L:D) h… (More)

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@article{Bean2007DiapauseIT, title={Diapause in the leaf beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent for tamarisk (Tamarix spp.).}, author={Daniel W. Bean and Tammy N Wang and Robert J. Bartelt and Bruce W. Zilkowski}, journal={Environmental entomology}, year={2007}, volume={36 3}, pages={531-40} }