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Redescription of adult and larva of Colasposoma sellaturn Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae): a pest of sweet potato in Australia

Reid, C.A.M. and Storey, R.I. (1993) Redescription of adult and larva of Colasposoma sellaturn Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae): a pest of sweet potato in Australia. Journal of Natural History, 27 . pp. 669-681.

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Abstract

The genus Colasposorna Laporte is shown to be represented in Australia by a single species, C. sellaturn Baly (= C. barbaturn Harold, syn. conf.; = C. regulare Jacoby, syn. nov.). The adult and larva are described and lectotypes designated for C. sellaturn and C. regulare. Colasposoma sellaturn is recorded from the Northern Territory, northern Queensland and New Guinea. This species is a pest of Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato) in northern Queensland, where the adults damage stems and foliage and larvae may cause considerable damage to tubers. Its pest status is assessed and control measures discussed.

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Keywords:Coleoptera; Chrysomelidae; Colasposorna; larva; adult; Ipomoea batatas; sweet potato.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Potatoes
Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Deposited On:08 Jul 2004
Last Modified:17 Jun 2011 07:01

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