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Species Chrysolina staphylaea - Brown Mint Leaf Beetle

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Chrysolina
No Taxon (subgenus Chrysolina)
Species staphylaea (Brown Mint Leaf Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Chrysolina staphylaea (Linnaeus 1758)
Numbers
4 sspp. in Eurasia, only the nominate (European) subspecies in NA(1)
Size
7-9 mm
Identification
brown color (only with a slight bronze sheen) is distinctive(2)
Range
Native to Eurasia; introduced to ne. Canada late in the 19th century, known to occur from NF to PQ(2)(3)
Habitat
in Europe, shaded wetlands and meadows, wet forest
Food
Various plants. Mint (Mentha). Also creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens), Plantago lanceolata, Plantago maritima and Achillea millefolium