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Subgenus Macrolina

Yellow-Green Beetle - Chrysomela scripta Knab's Leaf Beetle - Chrysomela knabi Chrysomela texana (Schaeffer) - Chrysomela texana Leaf Beetle - Chrysomela confluens beetle - Chrysomela scripta Chrysomela something? - Chrysomela falsa Chrysomela sp.? - Chrysomela Knab's Leaf Beetle - Chrysomela knabi
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Chrysomelina
Genus Chrysomela
No Taxon Subgenus Macrolina
Explanation of Names
Macrolina Motschulsky 1839
Numbers
14 spp. in our area(1)
Range
primarily holarctic, with a few spp. ranging into the tropics(1)
Food
hosts: willows, poplars (Salicaceae), alder (Betulaceae)(1)
Remarks
The species are often best identified only upon knowledge of the host plants. They can sometimes be identified based on color patterns, but the differences are subtle. When using color patterns for identification, series of specimens from each population are desirable. So, regard my identifications with a great deal of caution. --S.M. Clark, pers.comm. to =v=
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.