African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 757

Short Communication

Iphimeis dives (Crysomelidae) Beetle occurrence in beans in western Parana State, Brazil

André Luiz Alves*
  • André Luiz Alves*
  • Western Paraná State University, Unioeste, Agricultural Science Center, Marechal Cândido Rondon Campus. Rua Pernambuco, 1777, CEP: 85960-000, Marechal Cândido Rondon, PR, Brazil.
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Meirieli Nunes
  • Meirieli Nunes
  • Western Paraná State University, Unioeste, Agricultural Science Center, Marechal Cândido Rondon Campus. Rua Pernambuco, 1777, CEP: 85960-000, Marechal Cândido Rondon, PR, Brazil.
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Antonio Carlos Torres da Costa
  • Antonio Carlos Torres da Costa
  • Western Paraná State University, Unioeste, Agricultural Science Center, Marechal Cândido Rondon Campus. Rua Pernambuco, 1777, CEP: 85960-000, Marechal Cândido Rondon, PR, Brazil.
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José Barbosa Duarte Júnior
  • José Barbosa Duarte Júnior
  • Western Paraná State University, Unioeste, Agricultural Science Center, Marechal Cândido Rondon Campus. Rua Pernambuco, 1777, CEP: 85960-000, Marechal Cândido Rondon, PR, Brazil.
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Vanda Pietrowski
  • Vanda Pietrowski
  • Western Paraná State University, Unioeste, Agricultural Science Center, Marechal Cândido Rondon Campus. Rua Pernambuco, 1777, CEP: 85960-000, Marechal Cândido Rondon, PR, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 25 September 2015
  •  Accepted: 14 October 2015
  •  Published: 31 January 2016

Abstract

Iphimeis dives (Germar, 1824) is a species of beetle from Chrysomelidae family, commonly found in fruit trees, and it is known as a vine defoliator beetle or Green Beetle. In this study, I. dives occurrence in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is registered in the cities of Assis Chateaubriand and Palotina, western region of Paraná State. This is the first recorded I. dives attack in Brazil’s bean crops. The insects were collected when plants were between the phenological development stages V4 /R5. Although commonly found in fruit trees and some vegetables, this record in bean crop suggests greater attention to this insect because of the damage it may cause in this culture.

Key words: Phaseolus vulgaris L., defoliator beetle, green beetle.