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Genus Androlyperus

Androlyperus maculatus  - Androlyperus maculatus - male Androlyperus fulvus - male Androlyperus fulvus - male Androlyperus incisus - female Mystery beetle on Mentzelia - Androlyperus incisus - female Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Luperini - Androlyperus incisus Androlyperus incisus Schaeffer - Androlyperus incisus Chrysomelid? - Androlyperus fulvus
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 Luperini
Subtribe Luperina-subtribe
No Taxon (Section Scelidites)
Genus Androlyperus
Explanation of Names
Androlyperus Crotch 1873
Numbers
5 spp. in our area, 6 total(1)
Identification
Males have a distinct impression at the posterolateral angle of the elytron(2)
Range
AZ-CA-UT(1)
Food
US host plant records include Encelia, Erophyllum (Asteraceae); Dalea (Fabaceae); Quercas (Fagaceae); Salvia (Lamiaceae); Mentzelia (Loasaceae); Sphaeralcea (Malvaceae); Clarckia, Oenothera (Onagraceae); Eriogonum (Polygonaceae); and Larrea (Zygophyllaceae)(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.The western North American genus Androlyperus Crotch, 1873 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)
Clark S.M. 1999. Insecta Mundi 13: 217-227.