O besouro costalimaita ferruginea (Coleoptera: chysomelidae) em plantios de eucalyptus em áreas de transição dos biomas amazon e cerrado

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Dias, T. K.R.
Pires, E. M.
Souza, A. P.
Tanaka, A. A.
Monteiro, E. B.
Wilcken, C. F. [UNESP]

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Costalimaita ferruginea (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) attacks Eucalyptus plants causing severe damage through netting of the leaves. Recently, this Coleoptera has been reported attacking Myrtaceae in Mato Grosso State and, studies about the occurrence of this beetle in commercial plantations of eucalypts has been the subject of researchers through monitoring programmes in the forest protection area. With the beginning of the rainy season, adults were observed causing damage in eucalypt plantations in four cities that are part of the transition region of Amazon and Cerrado Biomes. The spots where these insects were observed are located in Feliz Natal, Lucas do Rio Verde, Sorriso and Vera. The purpose of this study was to report the new occurrences and to characterize the attack period of the beetle C. ferruginea in Eucalyptus plantations in Middle-North region of Mato Grosso State, region of Biomes Transition.



Damage, Defoliator, New distribution, Yellow beetle

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Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 78, n. 1, p. 47-52, 2018.