Ray F. Smith's scientific contributions

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The Diabroticites is a subtribe of the Galerucinae that now includes an array of fifteen genera for the beetles formerly included in the large neotropical genus Diabrotica Chevrolat. About 900 species have been described and there are at least that many more undescribed. The group is of rather recent origin and is still rapidly evolving. The Diabro...

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... The intimate relationship of some species in the virgifera group with monocotyledonous plants in North American prairie habitats, mainly with corn, was long supposed to have originated in southern Mexico or further south in Guatemala [2,30]. Recently, it was confirmed that wild Mexican Balsas teosinte (Zea mays ssp. ...