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Species Chaetocnema confinis - Sweetpotato Flea Beetle

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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)
Genus Chaetocnema
Species confinis (Sweetpotato Flea Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Chaetocnema confinis Crotch 1873
1.4–1.8 mm(1)
transcontinental, Canada to S. America; adventive in Africa, Asia, Pacific islands(2)
hosts: Convolvulaceae(3); secondary associations with a large number of other plants(4), develops on sweetpotato, dichondra, morning glory and raspberry in so. US(5)
Life Cycle
larvae feed inside roots(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Jolivet 2008)(1)
Works Cited
1.Encyclopedia of Entomology, 2nd ed
Capinera J.L., ed. 2008. Springer, lxiii+4346 pp. (4 vols.).
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.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.
4.Chaetocnema flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Alticini) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., LeSage L. 2010. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 6: 34-38.
5.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.