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dc.contributor.authorBrown, J. G.
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-29T00:11:26Z
dc.date.available2011-04-29T00:11:26Z
dc.date.issued1963
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3470
dc.description.abstractThe endemic Scarabaeid genus Pyronota boisduval contains small usually green beetles of diurnal habit commonly found on Leptospermum sp. bushes in the summer; hence their common name: Manuka beetles. The name Pyronota is derived from the Greek πυpos produced by fire or heat and ѵoτos tergum and refers to the metallic iridescent appearance of the dorsum. The genus has been revised by Given (1952) but no previous detailed studies of the biology and ecology of any species have been made. The aim of this study has been; first to review and revise past taxonomic work on the genus, wherever possible advancing knowledge of species to the level of gamma taxonomy; second to study and where possible compare some aspects of the biology and ecology of the three common and widely distributed species of the genus, Pyronota festiva (Fabr.), P. laeta (Fabr.), P. edwardsi Sharp. The two aspects of this work have been complementary. A full appreciation of the taxonomic status of the species under study could not have been realised without a knowledge of their behaviour in life as biological entities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectPyronotaen
dc.subjectmanuka beetleen
dc.subjecttaxonomyen
dc.subjectbeetlesen
dc.titleBiology and taxonomy of the genus Pyronota Bois. (Melolonthinae, Coleoptera)en
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorHarrison, R. A.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Ecologyen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc060808 Invertebrate Biologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomyen


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