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Genus Crepidodera

Chrysomelid 2 - Crepidodera green Crepidodera  - Crepidodera browni Flea beetle on Acer spicatum - Crepidodera Flea beetle on Acer spicatum - Crepidodera small golden leaf beetle - Crepidodera Flea Beetle - Crepidodera tiny metallic blue beetle - Crepidodera Beetle - Crepidodera violacea - male
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 Crepidodera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crepidodera Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
revision of our fauna in Parry (1986) (1)
Explanation of Names
Greek crepis, -idos 'base' + dere 'neck' (2) (apparently refers to the basal depression on the pronotum)
16 spp. n. of Mex. (3), (>40 worldwide) (4)
Color metallic (blue/green/bronze), usually very shiny; sometimes pronotum and elytra differently colored (4)
most of N. Amer. (5)
Holarctic, with some representation in Oceania, China, and South America (4);
Larvae are subterranean (6)
hosts: Salicaceae, Rosaceae (6)
Works Cited
1.The systematics and biology of the flea beetle genus Crepidodera Chevrolat (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) in America north of Mexico
Parry R.H. 1986. Insecta Mundi 1: 156-195.
2.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.[Online] Guide to Palearctic flea beetle genera, by Alexander S. Konstantinov and Natalia J. Vanderberg
5.Host Plants of Leaf Beetle Species Occuring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.
6.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.