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Genus Phyllotreta

flea beetle? - Phyllotreta striolata Flea Beetle - Phyllotreta bipustulata Phyllotreta Phyllotreta striolata Flea Beetle - Phyllotreta striolata Flea Leaft beetle - Phyllotreta striolata Phyllotreta albionica Phyllotreta armoraciae
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)
Genus Phyllotreta
Explanation of Names
Phyllotreta Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
~50 spp. in our area, ~150 total(1)
Nearctic species partly revised in (2).

"The immaculate species need revision, most are poorly known and not recognizable using Chittenden's [1927] treatment" (1)
worldwide (esp. in north temperate areas) & across NA(1)
hosts in our area: Brassicaceae, Capparaceae(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.Revision of the genus Phyllotreta Chevrolat of America north of Mexico. Part I. The maculate species
Smith, Eric H. 1985. Field Museum of Natural History.