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Genus Anisostena

Anisostena cyanea? - Anisostena californica Anisostena gracilis (Horn) - Anisostena gracilis Anisostena nigrita Anisostena ariadne St. Andrews leaf miner on Arundinaria tecta SA376 Chalepus maybe 2016 1 - Anisostena lecontii Anisostena nigrita Anisostena gracilis (Horn) - Anisostena gracilis Anisostena perspicua
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Anisostena
Explanation of Names
Anisostena Weise 1910
Numbers
14 spp. in our area (all in the nominate subgenus; 3 spp. reach Canada), 25 spp. in 3 subgenera total(1)
Range
New World; nominate subgenus widespread, two minor subgenera south of the equator; in our area, by far more diverse in w./sw. US; A. nigrita is transcontinental, A. ariadne widespread in e. US, A. lecontii in VA-FL(1)
Food
hosts: grasses (Poaceae); adults frequent flowers of other plants(1)