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For the United States & Canada

Genus Kuschelina

Flea beetle - Kuschelina Kuschelina petaurista? - Kuschelina petaurista Discolored Disonycha? - Kuschelina cf-fimbriata Kuschelina gibbitarsa glossy black Beetle on ground - black spots on red thorax - Kuschelina gibbitarsa Beetle ID [=Gastrophysa? polygoni??] ID Request - Kuschelina gibbitarsa Kuschelina cf-fimbriata Flea Beetle - Kuschelina
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 (Oedionychis Genus Group)
Genus Kuschelina
Explanation of Names
Kuschelina J. Bechyné 1951
Numbers
28 spp. in our area, ca. 30 total(1)
Identification
swollen metatarsal claws (also found in Capraita)
Range
New World; in our area, across the US and so. Canada(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.