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Species Capraita thyamoides

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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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Oedionychis Genus Group)
Genus Capraita
Species thyamoides (Capraita thyamoides)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capraita thyamoides (Crotch)
Orig. Comb: Oedionychis thyamoides Crotch 1873
4.4 mm (BG data)
e US to CO (TX-AL-MD-PA-SD-CO) / Ont. (1)
May-Jul (BG data)
This species has been reported in association with a number of different, unrelated plants, but after listing them, Clark et al. (2) state that "several of the associations mentioned above were probably adventitious." The only plants they mention that were clearly being fed on (by adults) are in the snapdragon family (Scrophulariaceae): Scrophularia and Veronicastrum virginicum.
See Also
- Range: se. US
Disonycha discoidea (Fabricius)
Det. E. G. Riley, 2012
Print References
Crotch, G.R. 1873. Materials for the study of the Phytophaga of the United States. Proc. Acad. Nat. Scien. Philadelphia. 25: 19-83.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Host Plants of Leaf Beetle Species Occuring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.