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Chrysomelidae


[R] Very large family of the order Coleoptera, extremely closely allied to the Cerambycidae but differing in general appearance and habits: antennae short, integument bare and shiny; larvae ectophytic with same feeding habits as adults (in the subfamilies quoted).
The Chrysomelidae comprise important pests including the asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi), the Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopa), the turnip flea beetle (Phyllotreta atra), the large striped flea beetle (Phyllotreta nemorum) and the cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala).


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