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Genus Lema

Blue-banded Lema Leaf Beetle - Lema solani found on Solanum - Lema Cucumber-like beetle with spots - Lema daturaphila Beetle - Lema daturaphila Lema trivittata Lema on Datura - Lema Three-Lined Potato Beetle - Lema daturaphila Three-lined Potato Beetle - Lema daturaphila
Classification
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 Lema
Explanation of Names
Lema Fabricius 1798
Numbers
at least 14 spp. in our area(1), many hundreds worldwide(2)
Food
mostly on Solanaceae and Asteraceae, but also recorded from other plants(3)
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.
3.A revision of the subfamily Criocerinae (Chrysomelidae) of North America north of Mexico.
Richard E. White. 1993. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.