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Genus Trichaltica

Beetle - Trichaltica scabricula Trichaltica scabricula (Crotch) - Trichaltica scabricula Chryso - Trichaltica tibialis Chryso - Trichaltica tibialis Glyptina cyanipennis - Trichaltica scabricula Glyptina cyanipennis - Trichaltica scabricula Iridescent Flea Beetle? - Trichaltica scabricula Iridescent Flea Beetle? - Trichaltica scabricula
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 (Trichaltica Genus Group)
Genus Trichaltica
Explanation of Names
Trichaltica Harold 1876
2 spp. in our area + over 30 spp. in the Neotropics(1)
1 sp. in e. US (OH to TX) + 1 in AZ(1)
nearctic spp. on Oleaceae (Chionanthus, Fraxinus, Ligustrum)(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.