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Genus Blepharida

 Blepharida rhois - Sumac Flea Beetle I - Blepharida rhois A lady bug?? - Blepharida rhois Sumac Flea Beetle, dorsal - Blepharida rhois Sumac Flea Beetle, lateral - Blepharida rhois Flea beetle - Blepharida rhois Paisley Bug - Blepharida rhois Blepharida rhois  - Blepharida rhois Blepharida rhois
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 (Blepharida Genus Group)
Genus Blepharida
Explanation of Names
Blepharida Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
Numbers
A single species in our area, ~60 spp. total(1)
Range
most diverse in the Neotropics and Africa; widespread in NA(1)
Internet References
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.