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Species Octotoma plicatula

Octotoma plicatula In October - Octotoma plicatula Octotoma In April - Octotoma plicatula Poop mimic beetle - stacked photo - Octotoma plicatula Octotoma plicatula (Fabricius) - Octotoma plicatula mine along midvein of Campsis leaflet - Octotoma plicatula St. Andrews leaf miner on Campsis radicans SA59 Octotoma plicatula maybe 2015 1 - Octotoma plicatula Octotoma plicatula?  - Octotoma plicatula Octotoma plicatula
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Octotoma
Species plicatula (Octotoma plicatula)
Other Common Names
trumpet creeper leaf miner
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Octotoma plicatula (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Hispa plicatula Fabricius 1801
Explanation of Names
plicatula (L). 'folded' (1)
length: 4.6-5.3 mm (2)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2014
e. US (TX-FL-PA-IA)(3) (only sp. e. of TX)
adults and larvae asso. w/ trumpet creeper - Campsis radiacans (Bignoniaceae); adults also asso. w/ Fraxinus and other Oleaceae spp. (4)
Life Cycle
larvae are leaf miners of trumpet creeper - Campsis radiacans
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
3.Catalog of the hispines of the World
4.Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae
Barney R.J., Clark S.M., Riley E.G. 2007. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 68: 132-144.