Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Descriptions and biological notes of immatures of Microctenochira Difficilis (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Hispinae, Cassidini)

Possidônio Teixeira, ÉdsonA. Casari, Sônia

Descriptions and illustrations of egg, larva and pupa of Microctenochira difficilis (Boheman, 1855) are presented for the first time. Biological notes and bionomic informations are also included. Eggs, larvae, pupae and adults were collected on Tabebuia sp. (Bignoniaceae) in Monjolinho arboretum at Centro Experimental Santa Elisa, Campinas, State of São Paulo, and kept in laboratory for rearing.

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