LEAF BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: CHRYSOMELIDAE) OF MT. FRUSKA GORA (VOJVODINA PROVINCE, NORTHERN SERBIA),WITH AN OVERVIEW OF HOST PLANTS
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Leaf beetles.(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) have not been sufficiently studied in Serbia so far. The species of the family were investigated in a protected area the Frugka Gora National Park (Vojvodina Province, Northern Serbia) over the period of 11 years (2001-2011). Mt. Frugka Gora is an isolated island mountain in the Pannonian Plain and is characterized by a complex assembly of forest, meadow, shrubby, grassland, cultivated land, wetland, and aquatic phytocenoses. At total of 99 chrysomelid species from 42 genera and 11 subfamilies were identified from the area. The data on nutritional preference of the found Chrysomelidae species and host plants are given by own observations in nature. Furthermore, economically important leaf beetle species (i.e., forest and crop pests) are identified and briefly discussed as well. The registered species can be classified into seven chorotypes of Holarctic and three chorotypes of Europe according to zoogeographical analysis.