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Species Neolema cordata

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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Neolema
Species cordata (Neolema cordata)
Explanation of Names
Neolema cordata R. White, 1993
In N. cordata, the median black markings of the elytra coalesce to form an inverted heart-shaped spot.
e US to e. TX - Map (1)(2)
asso. w/ spp. of Commelina (Commelinaceae), including C. diffusa and C. virginica (3)
Life Cycle
See Also
In N. sexpunctata these markings are often transverse and separate. Specimens of N. sexpunctata are usually larger and less coarsely punctate than are those of N. cordata.
- Range: e. US
Neolema sexpunctata (Olivier)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.