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Species Neolema sexpunctata - Six-spotted Neolema

Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae) - Neolema sexpunctata Small red bug from backyard in Georgia - Neolema sexpunctata Beetles - Neolema sexpunctata - male - female Leaf beetle 7 - Neolema sexpunctata BG2565 E2356 - Neolema sexpunctata Six-spotted Neolema - Neolema sexpunctata Six-spotted Neolema - Neolema sexpunctata red insecet with black spots - Neolema sexpunctata
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 Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Neolema
Species sexpunctata (Six-spotted Neolema)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neolema sexpunctata (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Galeruca sexpunctata Olivier 1808
Numbers
8 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Identification
Note, spot pattern is variable...
Range
e. US (TX-FL-NY-IL) (1), plus WI (BG data)
Food
asso. w/ Commelinaceae, having been recorded from Commelina spp. and Tradescantia sp. (2)
Internet References
Texas Beetles - Mike Quinn, 2007
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Host Plants of Leaf Beetle Species Occuring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.