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Species Chaetocnema minuta

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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)
Genus Chaetocnema
Species minuta (Chaetocnema minuta)
Explanation of Names
Chaetocnema minuta Melsheimer 1847
Size
2.0 mm
Identification
Black bronze, head punctate (small, indistinctly), elytral punctures distinct to apex, pronotum with distinct row of basal punctures, legs dark red/brown (paler in some), first 4-5 antennomeres yellow/brown(1)
Range
NS-MB to FL-CA(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Chaetocnema flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Alticini) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., LeSage L. 2010. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 6: 34-38.