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Genus Distigmoptera

Distigmoptera apicalis - female small beetle - Distigmoptera impennata Distigmoptera borealis hairy Flea Beetle, dorsal - Distigmoptera hairy Flea Beetle, ventral - Distigmoptera Beetle emerging from bryophyte mini-terrarium - Distigmoptera borealis Hairy Flea Beetle - Distigmoptera apicalis
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 (Sphaeronychus Genus Group)
Genus Distigmoptera
Explanation of Names
Distigmoptera Blake 1943
Numbers
9 spp. in our area, 12 total(1)
Size
2-5 mm (Blake 1943)
Identification
oblong oval, varying from yellow brown to deep brownish or black, conspicuously pubescent, the hairs often in part erectish.
See Blake (1943) for key to spp.
Range
so. Canada (transcontinental) to C. America; absent from WA-CA(1)
Print References
Blake D.H. (1943) The generic position of Hypolampsis pilosa (Illiger) and some related new species (Coleoptera: Halticidae). Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 45: 207-221. Full text
Balsbaugh E.U., Kirk V.M. (1968) Distributional and ecological notes on Distigmoptera and Pseudolampsis with a description of a new species of Distigmoptera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 41: 243–247.
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.