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Coleoptera: Kateretidae & Nitudulidae: Meligethinae (Pollen beetles)

  • Code: 7014
  • Author(s): Kirk-Spriggs
  • Date: 1996
  • Price : £23.00

RES Handbook vol 5 part 6a

This Handbook deals with the family Kateretidae and the subfamily Meligethinae of the Nitudulidae in detail. The remaining subfamilies of Nitudulidae are briefly discussed.

A Checklist of the British Kateretidae and Nitudulidae as a whole is given, as well as sections on the life history and preimaginal stages of pollen beetles, with special emphasis on the 'rape blossom beetles'. A table of larval foodplants is given, including the flowering periods of these host species.

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