Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anomoea laticlavia (Forster)
Orig. Comb: Chrysomela laticlavia Forster, 1771
Explanation of Names
At Words by William Whitaker
" translates to "having a broad crimson stripe".
Fairly large leaf beetles, reddish yellow with variable amounts of black, esp. black along midline of elytra. (2)
Includes old fields with growing shrubs, forbs.
Mostly: June (Full: Apr-Aug) (BG data)
Feeds on a variety of forbs and shrubs: Lespedeza
; Honey Locust, Gleditsia tricanthos
; Willow, Salix
; Oak, Quercus
; Persimmon, Diospyros virginiana
; Ragweed, Ambrosia
. (2) (3) (4)
According to comments under this image:
larvae are myrmecophiles having an association with ants of the genus Formica.
"Florida's Fabulous Insects" p. 108 (2)
Dillon, p. 668, plate LXVII. Note that legend to plate gives incorrect size, it is correct in description. (3)
Balsbaugh, p. 24, fig. 17 (4)
Salsbury, p. 229--photo (5)
Brimley, p. 221--Antipus laticlavia (6)