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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Kuschelina vians

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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
Species vians (Kuschelina vians)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Kuschelina vians (Illiger)
Orig. Comb: Haltica vians Illiger 1807
Identification
Range
e US to NM-CO (NM-FL-ME-CO) (1)
Food
host: Polygonum pensylvanicum (Polygonaceae) (2)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn 2006
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.