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Species Donacia assimilis

Donacia (Donaciomima) assimilis Lacordaire - Donacia assimilis Donacia (Donaciomima) assimilis Lacordaire - Donacia assimilis Donacia (Donaciomima) assimilis Lacordaire - Donacia assimilis Donacia (Donaciomima) assimilis Lacordaire - Donacia assimilis
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 Donaciinae (Aquatic Leaf Beetles)
Genus Donacia
No Taxon (subgenus Donaciomima)
Species assimilis (Donacia assimilis)
Explanation of Names
Donacia (Donaciomima) assimilis Lacordaire, 1845
Size
6.0-7.5 mm (1)
Identification
metallic green, antennae mostly black
legs reddish, femora metallic at apex
elytra shiny, subtruncate at base; punctures moderately coarse near base, finer near apex
hind femur without tooth, markedly clavate (1)
Range
mostly e. coastal states: TX, AL-FL-NY, plus IL (2)(BG data)
Habitat
in beach drift (1)
Season
Aug-Oct (1)
Food
asso. w/ American bur-reed (Sparganium americanum, Sparganuaceae) (3)
Works Cited
1.Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2007. Clemson University.
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.