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Genus Metaparia

Shiny beetle - Metaparia opacicollis Metaparia viridimicans (Horn) - Metaparia viridimicans - female Metaparia sp. 1 - Metaparia Metaparia sp. EGR 1 - Metaparia - male Metaparia clytroides Crotch - Metaparia clytroides - male Metaparia clytroides Crotch - Metaparia clytroides - male Metaparia clytroides Crotch - Metaparia clytroides - female Metaparia opacicollis (Horn) - Metaparia opacicollis
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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Metaparia
Explanation of Names
Metaparia Crotch 1873
3 spp. n. of Mex. (1), (9 total) (2), plus 2 undescribed spp. identified by Schultz (1970)(3)
US spp: AZ-TX, KS (1)
Adults are abundant on trees and shrubs but seem to prefer Mesquite (Prosopis, Fabaceae) (2)
Marked sexual dimorphism (2)
Print References
Crotch, G.R. 1873. Materials for the study of the phytophaga of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 25: 19-83.
Schultz, W.T. 1970. The Eumolpinae of America north of Mexico with revisions of selected genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation. The Ohio State University, Columbus. 342 pp.
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.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.