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Genus Tymnes

Leaf beetle 10.06.02 - Tymnes Leaf beetle 10.06.02 - Tymnes Tymnes oregonensis (Crotch) - Tymnes oregonensis - male leaf beetle - Tymnes metallic beetle - Tymnes Tymnes? - Tymnes chrysis Beetle - Tymnes Chrysomelidae? - Tymnes chrysis
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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Tymnes
Explanation of Names
Tymnes Chapuis 1874
matches an obscure historical name from classical antiquity (Smith 1870): see here
7 spp. in our area, 10 total(1)
6-8 mm(2)
Tymnes chrysis (Olivier) - se US
Tymnes metasternalis (Crotch) - e US
Tymnes oregonensis (Crotch) - w Coast
Tymnes thaleia (Blake) - CA
Tymnes tricolor (Fabricius) - e US
Tymnes violaceus Horn - ne US (3)
forests; on many trees & shrubs(1)
May-Jul in IN(4), Apr-Jun in AL(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.