Catalogue of the beetles (coleoptera) in israel and adjacent areas: 3. chrysomelidae (except alticinae)

Igor Lopatin, Vladimir Chikatunov, Tomáš Pavlíček

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This catalogue of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) without the Alticinae lists 204 species recorded from Israel and adjacent areas. All these species belong to the subfamilies Donacinae (2 species), Orsodacninae (1 species), Zeugophorinae (1 species), Criocerinae (6 species), Clytrinae (58 species), Cryptocephalinae (56 species), Eumolpinae (8 species), Chrysomelinae (33 species), Galerucinae (22 species), Hispinae (3 species), and Cassidinae (14 species). 84% or 171 species were collected from localities within Israel. The primary sources of data forming the basis of this catalogue were the beetle collection preserved in the National Insect Collection in Tel Aviv University, Israel, the beetle collection of I. LOPATIN, and published records. The catalogue also includes information on the distribution of the listed species in Israel and the Levant, and, if known, on their host plants as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-112
Number of pages26
JournalZoology in the Middle East
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Distribution
  • Host plants
  • Israel
  • Leaf beetles
  • Levant
  • Palestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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