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Species Oulema concolor

Oulema concolor (LeConte) - Oulema concolor Oulema concolor (LeConte) - Oulema concolor
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 Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Oulema
No Taxon (subgenus Hapsidolemoides)
Species concolor (Oulema concolor)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oulema concolor (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Lema concolor J. L. LeConte 1884
4.0-4.5 mm (1)
entire body dark, nearly all spmns bluish above, but may be green (1)
se AZ, ne NM / Mex. (1)(2)
above 6,000 ft (1)
Life Cycle
reported from brakefern (Pteridium aquilinum) (Cockerell, 1902)(Pallister, 1953)(1), but Riley et al. (2004) suggest it actually feeds on paintbrush (Castilleja, Scrophulariaceae) (3)
See Also
Oulema margineimpressa (Schaeffer) - Range: se AZ (1)

O. margineimpressa - pronotum inflated, clearly widest anteriorly, and mostly smooth.
O. concolor - pronotum not inflate, only slightly widest anteriorly, and finely and coarsely punctate throughout. (1)

O. margineimpressa - distinct depression at about the basal one-fourth of each elytron.
O. concolor - may or may not have a weak indication of a depression on each elytron. (1)
Print References
Cockerell, T.D.А. 1902. Records of the habits of New Mexican Coleoptera. Psyche 9(316): 378–380.
Pallister, J. 1953. The leaf beetles of north central Mexico collected on the David Rockefeller Mexican Expedition (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). American Museum Novitates No. 1623: 1-95.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.A revision of the subfamily Criocerinae (Chrysomelidae) of North America north of Mexico.
Richard E. White. 1993. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
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.