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Species Diorhabda carinulata - Northern Tamarisk Beetle

Tamarisk Leaf Beetle - Diorhabda carinulata - male Tamarisk Leaf Beetle - Diorhabda carinulata - male Tamarisk Leaf Beetle - Diorhabda carinulata Tamarisk Leaf Beetle - Diorhabda carinulata - Diorhabda carinulata Tamarix Leaf Beetle - Diorhabda carinulata Tamarisk Leaf Beetle - Diorhabda carinulata Diorhabda carinulata Tamarisk Leaf Beetle from the Little Colorado River - Diorhabda carinulata
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 Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Atysites)
Genus Diorhabda
Species carinulata (Northern Tamarisk Beetle)
Other Common Names
NTB
Explanation of Names
Diorhabda carinulata (Desbrochers 1870)
Identification
Range
sw US (BG data), native to Asia (so. Russia and Iran to Mongolia and western China)
Remarks
used in North America to control Tamarix spp. Introduced in 2001 from Eurasia
Internet References
USGS. Impact of the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle (Diorhabda carinulata) on the diet of Insectivorous Birds.