D0116 Scanning electron microscope comparison of Diorhabda elongata ecotypes

Monday, November 17, 2008
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Jessica Perez , Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Diorhabda elongata (Chrysomelidae), commonly known for effective biocontrol of Tamarix spp., is a complex of ecotypes, possibly consisting of several species. Based on geographic origin and morphological characteristics, various experts have thus proposed reclassification of members in this species group to D. elongata, D. carinata, D. sublineata, D. carinulata, and D. meridionalis. Scanning electron micrograph images of aedeagi were compared to distinguish adequate differences between ecotypes of D. elongata.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.38964

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