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Genus Altica

Altica green leaf beetle  - Altica Beetle - Altica Altica Altica? - Altica Unknown Beetle - Altica Blue-green Flea Beetle? - Altica Chrysomelidae - Altica
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 (Altica Genus Group)
Genus Altica
Other Common Names
A. canadensis, Prairie Flea Beetle; A. carinata, Elm Flea Beetle; A. sylvia, Blueberry Flea Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Haltica Illiger 1801
Explanation of Names
Altica Geoffroy 1762 (some sources cite O.F. Müller 1764 or even Fabricius 1775) [see Furth (1980)]
Numbers
~70 spp. in our area(1), ~300 worldwide
Identification
Difficult to identify, taxonomic revision is badly needed.
Range
mostly northern and western(1)
Food
hosts include members of at least 10 plant families(1)
Life Cycle
Larva, adult
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.