Contributions to Systematics
& Biology of Beetles
Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday
of Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin

Edited by Alexander Konstantinov, et al
December 2005
ISBN: 9546422339
404 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¾” x 9 ½”
$199.50 Hardcover

Contributions assembled in this volume reflect Lopatin’s intellectual breadth and diverse scientific interests. Some dwell on Lopatin’s interest in biogeography of arid areas of the Palearctic. They describe zoogeographic connections between desert faunas of Middle Asia, Iran, and Afghanistan, and leaf beetle fauna of the Hermon Mountains in Israel.

Other contributions reflect Loptain’s interest in host plant relationships, e.g. discovery of a rare crucifer in Turkey being eaten by an even rarer flea beetle. Many contributions are revisions and keys for identification in nearly all major groups of beetles. Some are checklists, faunistic notes, ecological studies, and many contain descriptions of new taxa in many beetle families.


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