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Species Aphthona flava

Aphthona flava
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 Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Longitarsus Genus Group)
Genus Aphthona
Species flava (Aphthona flava)
Explanation of Names
Aphthona flava Guillebeau 1894
Size
3-4 mm
Identification
orange or orange-brown. Typically adults hop rather than fly
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Range
NO DATA IN PL
Food
Plants in the subgenus Esula of the genus Euphorbia
Remarks
In some states, adults may be obtained at no cost from state weed management agencies.
Print References
Pemberton, R.W. and Rees, N.E. (199). Host specificity and establishment of Aphthona flava Guill. (Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent for leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) in the United States. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 92: 351-357.
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