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Species Chrysolina bankii

Leaf Beetle - Chrysolina bankii leaf beetle - Chrysolina bankii leaf beetle - Chrysolina bankii Beetle, Scarab? - Chrysolina bankii Beetle, Scarab? - Chrysolina bankii Shiny brown beetle - Chrysolina bankii Introduced leaf beetle in San Francisco Bay region - Chrysolina bankii Introduced leaf beetle in San Francisco Bay region - Chrysolina bankii
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Chrysolina
No Taxon (subgenus Chrysolina)
Species bankii (Chrysolina bankii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
banksi auct.
Explanation of Names
Chrysolina bankii (Fabricius 1775)
Range
Native to w. Europe and w. Mediterranean(1)(2); recently found in CA(3) and established in the SF Bay area. (E.G. Riley, pers. comm. to =v=, 1/11/09)
Food
Wide range of host plants(4), especially ribwort plantain and a range of Lamiaceae, including mints.
Internet References
The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. A newly introduced Chrysolina Motschulsky, 1860, to California (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)