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Genus Neolema

Neolema sexpunctata? - Neolema sexpunctata Neolema? - Neolema quadriguttata Lema or Eulema - Neolema ovalis  Panagaeus? Philorhizus quadrisignatus? - Neolema sexpunctata Beetle - Neolema sexpunctata Neolema sexpunctata Neolema reared from Commelina communis - Neolema quadriguttata Neolema reared from Commelina communis - Neolema quadriguttata
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 Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Neolema
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
originally established as a subgenus of Lema(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Neolema Monrós 1951
7 spp. in our area, 9 total(1)
Key to spp. in(2)
nearctic genus: PA-MO-AZ into Mexico(1)
Primary hosts include Commelina and Tradescantia (Commelinaceae)(1)
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.A revision of the subfamily Criocerinae (Chrysomelidae) of North America north of Mexico.
Richard E. White. 1993. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.