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Species Microtheca ochroloma - Yellow-margined Leaf Beetle

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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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Entomoscelina
Genus Microtheca
Species ochroloma (Yellow-margined Leaf Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Microtheca ochroloma Stål 1860
ochroloma = 'ochre-margined'
Identification
Range
se US (TX-FL-NC-OK) (1) + CA (Gilbert et al. 2011)
Native to S. America (2)
Food
on Brassicaceae, incl. important crops such as Brassica rapa, watercress and mustard [Cite:185010]
Print References
Balsbaugh E.U. (1978) A second species of Microtheca Stål (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) found in North America. Coleopterists Bulletin 32(3): 219-222.
Internet References
Featured Creatures - Fasulo 2009 [Cite:185010]
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.The immigration of insects to Florida, with a tabulation of records published since 1970
J.H. Frank, E.D. McCoy. 1992. Florida Entomol. 75: 1-28.