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Species Pyrrhalta viburni - Viburnum Leaf Beetle

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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 Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Atysites)
Genus Pyrrhalta
Species viburni (Viburnum Leaf Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Tricholochmaea viburni
Explanation of Names
Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull 1799)
viburni refers to Viburnum, the host plant
Size
Adult 4.5-6.5 mm, mature larva 10-11 mm
Identification
The head, thorax and elytra are generally brown, and the anterior edge of the elytra is slightly darker. The dorsal surface is covered with dense golden-grey hair. That gives it a golden sheen.
Range
Native to Europe(1), adventive in NA (1920s), established in ne. & nw. NA (NF-ON to PA; BC)(2) and expanding: OH, IL (map(3)), Somerset Co., NJ (BG data)
Food
On Viburnum; may seriously damage foliage(4)
Life Cycle
Egg cases -- first instar larvae -- mature larva -- adult
Remarks
earliest NA record: NS 1924(2)