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Genus Diachus

Small beetle - Diachus Tiny beetle on buckwheat - Diachus - female Leaf Beetle - Diachus Coleoptera Chrysomelidae - ? - Diachus Diachus auratus (Fabricius) - Diachus auratus Diachus auratus (Fabricius) - Diachus auratus Family Chrysomelidae: Colaspis sp.? - Diachus Diachus auratus?  - Diachus
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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Diachus
Explanation of Names
Diachus J.L. LeConte 1880
10 spp. in our area (1)
D. auratus is widespread across NA, the other species are mostly limited to e. NA and sw. US (AZ-CA) (1)
Adults feed on a wide variety of plants(2)
Genus not revised since 1880 (2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.