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Banana Pests in the Genus Colaspis, Including Description of a New Species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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Florida Entomologist
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Four species of Colaspis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) considered to be established pests of banana fruit are redescribed and illustrated including a new species. They are: gemellata Lefevre, ostmarki Blake, submetallica Jacoby, and blakeae n. sp. A fifth, hypochlora Lefevre is redescribed and considered to be an occasional feeder on bananas.

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