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Genus Coleothorpa

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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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Clytrini
Subtribe Megalostomina
Genus Coleothorpa
Explanation of Names
Coleothorpa Moldenke 1981
7 spp., all in our area(1)
so. Canada to n. Mexico(1)
Adults associated with many plant species(1)
Life Cycle
See Gilbert (1981)
Print References
Gilbert A.J. (1981) A new species of Coscinoptera Lacordaire from California (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 57(2): 364-370.
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.