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Subfamily Lamprosomatinae

Oomorphus floridanus Horn - Oomorphus floridanus
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 Lamprosomatinae
Explanation of Names
Lamprosomatinae Lacordaire 1848
Numbers
A small subfamily, with a single species in our area and ~200 spp. in 12 genera of 3 tribes worldwide(1)
Range
almost worldwide but spotty; most diverse in the Neotropics(1)
Food
larvae feed on green parts or graze the bark(1)
Remarks
larvae are casebearers(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.