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Genus Colaspis

Colaspis sp. - Colaspis hesperia BG2917 E7665 - Colaspis recurva Beetle - Colaspis N5? - Colaspis brownsvillensis Beetle - Colaspis Leaf Beetle - Colaspis pini Beetle #1 - Colaspis Colaspis brownsvillensis Blake - Colaspis brownsvillensis
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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Colaspis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
needs further subdivision(1)
Explanation of Names
Colaspis Fabricius 1801
28 spp. in our area(1); the largest genus of the Eumolpinae in the New World: >200 spp.
most have double rows of punctures on elytra(2)
throughout N. Amer. except CA and the Pacific Northwest(1)
Some adults appear to be polyphagous; others, host-specific(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.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.