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Genus Luperaltica

Luperaltica nigripalpis? - Luperaltica nigripalpis Beetle - Luperaltica senilis Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Luperaltica
Explanation of Names
Luperaltica Crotch 1873
Numbers
4 spp., all in our area (several Mexican spp. currently placed in other genera should be moved here)(1)
Range
2 spp. widespread in the e. half of the US, two more restricted to w. TX(1)
Season
Jul-Oct (BG data)
Food
in e. US, adults feed on pollen of summer- and fall-blooming Asteraceae(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.