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Genus Epitrix

Tobacco Flea Beetle - Epitrix fasciata Epitrix sp. (EGR 1) - Epitrix beetle - Epitrix humeralis Epitrix sp. (EGR 3) - Epitrix Epirtix hirtipennis - Epitrix hirtipennis - female Flea beetle - Epitrix cucumeris Unknown Beetle - Epitrix cucumeris Epitrix   - Epitrix cucumeris
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 (Crepidodera Genus Group)
Genus Epitrix
Explanation of Names
Epitrix Foudras in Mulsant 1859
12 spp. in our area(1), >100 total(2)
nearly worldwide(2); a few have become invasive in Europe on potatoes
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.
3.[Online] Guide to Palearctic flea beetle genera, by Alexander S. Konstantinov and Natalia J. Vanderberg