Image from page 104 of “Indian forest insects of economic importance. Coleoptera” (1914)
Title: Indian forest insects of economic importance. Coleoptera
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Stebbing, Edward Percy, 1870-1960
Subjects: Beetles Forest insects — India Trees — Diseases and pests
Publisher: London Eyre & Spottiswoode
Contributing Library: Earth Sciences – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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hard chitinous partsare solidifying. FlG. 30.—Coleopterous larvae, a, Scarabaeidae ; /, Ckrnl.ir :£, Buprestidae ; </, Elateridae ; e, Cerambycidae ; /, ScU-tidae ; Curculionidae. CHARACTERISTICS AND HABITS OF THE ORDER. The order Coleoptera may be considered to contain collections ofinsects which arc. perhaps more injurious to trees than any similarseries of insects belonging to the other great orders of the Insecta.Whilst other great orders can show families or series of families containinginsect predators or parasitic insects of high economic importance to tin-forester as assisting him in protecting his forests from pests, the Cole, .ptera.so far as is at present known, offer few instances of insect beneficial 60 INDIAN FOREST INSECTS to man, most of the families consisting of pests whose whole sustenance isderived from the tree, or who look to the tree to provide food for theiroffspring. This would be serious enough, having regard to its connection with thatportion o
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