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Genus Galeruca

Bordered Plant Bug Beetle - Galeruca unknown leaf beetle - Galeruca - female dunes beetle - Galeruca rudis Galeruca rudis Silphidae 8-02-09 01b - Galeruca Beetle - Galeruca Yellow-bordered dune beetle - Galeruca Small, rough, black beetle with a gold margin - Galeruca
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 Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Galerucites)
Genus Galeruca
Explanation of Names
Galeruca Geoffroy 1762
5 spp. in North America(1)
Species identification in this genus is very difficult, even when actual specimens are available for examination. (S.M. Clark, pers. comm. to =v= 12.xi.2010)
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.