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Genus Mantura

Leaf beetle 10.05.29 (3) - Mantura floridana Mantura floridana - female Flea Beetle - Mantura chrysanthemi Alticini? - Mantura floridana Unid Leafminer WPrc1 - Mantura Unid Leafminer WPrc2 - Mantura Oxalis dillenii leafminer redux - Mantura floridana Beetle - Mantura floridana
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)
Genus Mantura
Explanation of Names
Mantura Stephens 1831
2 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area, ~20 spp. total(1)
mostly Palaearctic; in our area, one widespread native sp. + one adventive (ne. US & se. Canada)(1)
Rumex (Polygonaceae); larvae mine leaves(1) [mines on Rumex acetosa in UK(2)]
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.
2.British leafminers