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Genus Margaridisa

Tiny brown beetle - Margaridisa atriventris leaf beetle - Margaridisa atriventris Tiny chrysomelid - Margaridisa Glyptina? - Margaridisa atriventris Beetle - Margaridisa atriventris flea beetle reared from Acalypha virginica - Margaridisa atriventris flea beetle reared from Acalypha virginica - Margaridisa atriventris Margaridisa
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)
No Taxon (Crepidodera Genus Group)
Genus Margaridisa
Explanation of Names
Margaridisa J. Bechyné 1958
Numbers
A single described + several undescribed (southern) species in our area, (dozens in the Neotropics, mostly unnamed) (1)
Range
M. atriventris ranges from se. Canada to FL & TX, at last 3 more (undescribed) -- across the southern US (1)
Food
N. Amer. spp. on Euphorbiaceae (Acalypha, Tragia) (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.