Phyllocharis undulata

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Phyllocharis undulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Chrysomelinae
Genus: Phyllocharis
Species: P. undulata
Binomial name
Phyllocharis undulata
(Linnaeus, 1763)
Synonyms [1]

Chrysomela undulata Linnaeus, 1763

Phyllocharis undulata is a species of leaf beetle, native to Southeast Asia. It is found in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Java, Lombok and Timor.[1]

Description[edit]

Phyllocharis undulata feeds on various species of Clerodendrum (Verbenaceae), including Clerodendrum inerme,[1] Clerodendrum chinense[2] and Clerodendrum calamitosum.[3]

Pest control[edit]

It has been considered as a biological control agent against Clerodendrum chinense, which has become a serious noxious weed and invasive species on some Pacific Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, including Samoa, Niue, and Fiji.[2]

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