Flea beetles (Phyllotreta spp.): Species composition, range, bioecological features, harmfulness and protection measures: Review


S. Stankevych*, I.V. Zabrodina, M. Filatov, L. Sirous, D. Yushchuk, V. Melenti, K. Novosad, L. Kava, H. Kosylovych, Yu. Holiachuk, I. Derevyanko, K. Katerynchuk, I. Kovalenko, O. Koval and S. Kyrenko

In the course of the literature critical analysis the authors paid special attention to the morphological, biological and ecological features of the flea beetles , both in Ukraine and abroad; the authors came to the conclusion that despite the considerable number of literary sources devoted to the flea beetles, theirs is still a number of its biological and ecological features which are in close connection with the protection measures for controlling it and these measures have not yet been completely clarified. The data obtained by the entomologists from different countries regarding the harmfulness of the flea beetles and its economic importance are quite controversial and also need experimental confirmation.

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