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Genus Syphrea

Bernardia Flea Beetle - Syphrea - male - female Bernardia Flea Beetle - Syphrea - male - female Bernardia Flea Beetle - Syphrea sp. - Syphrea Syphrea nana (Crotch) - Syphrea nana A flea beetle - Syphrea flavicollis Red & blue flea beetle - Syphrea flavicollis Syphrea Syphrea
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)
No Taxon (Syphrea Genus Group)
Genus Syphrea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Genus needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Syphrea Baly 1876
4 spp. in our area, >100 total(1)
neotropical group ranging into so. US(2):
S. burgessi FL
S. flavicollis sw. US
S. nana se. US
S. nitidiventris CA
hosts: Euphorbiaceae(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.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.