Introduced Leaf Beetles of the Maritime Provinces, 5: The Lily Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Scopoli) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

  title={Introduced Leaf Beetles of the Maritime Provinces, 5: The Lily Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Scopoli) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)},
  author={Christopher G. Majka and Laurent Lesage},
Abstract Lilioceris lilii (Scopoli), the lily leaf beetle, is an introduced Palearctic leaf beetle now established in many parts of central and eastern Canada and in New England. It is a voracious feeder on plants in the genera Fritillaria and Lilium, a cause of concern in North America where it is found. The introduction history and bionomics of the species are briefly reviewed. Its distribution in the Maritime Provinces of Canada is detailed, focusing particularly on its rapid radiation… 

Predicting the Invasion Potential of the Lily Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris lilii Scopoli (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in North America

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