Based on over 2,500 specimens representing all the species of Leptinotarsa in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book includes studies on 31 of the 41 known species of the world. Included are host records, when available, and distribution data. The most complete information is available for nine species found in the United States.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Abstract -- Chapter 1. The classification of potato beetles -- Chapter 2. Plants and host specificity -- Chapter 3. Early history of the potato beetle -- Chapter 4. Research methods -- Chapter 5. Potato beetle biology -- Chapter 6. The taxonomy of potato beetles -- Introduction -- Key to the North American genera of Doryphorini -- The genus Leptinotarsa -- Key to the species of Leptinotarsa of North America, including Mexico -- Key to the species of Leptinotarsa of the United States -- Description of the species -- Literature cited -- Index -- About the author.