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  [Aroid-l] leaf beetles on aroids
From: botanist at malesiana.com (Peter Boyce) on 2008.05.21 at 07:16:44(17597)

Dear Peter,

These sound to be chrysomelid beetles; they are a common leaf predator (also
inflorescence predator or possibly pollinator) here in Sarawak. Ther
particularly seem to go for Alocasia, Colocasia and Schismatoglottis and
much less often Homalomena (maybe because of the resins) and climbers
(possibly because of the sclereids).

Chris Darling has done some excellent reserach into them.

See attached images from here.

Very best


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