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Genus Brachycoryna

^ - Brachycoryna ^ - Brachycoryna Brachycoryna pumila Guérin-Méneville - Brachycoryna pumila Brachycoryna melsheimeri (Crotch) - Brachycoryna melsheimeri An Interesting looking Beetle - Brachycoryna hardyi An Interesting looking Beetle - Brachycoryna hardyi St. Andrews leaf miner on Sida rhombifolia SA102 2015 2 - Brachycoryna pumila Brachycoryna pumila
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 Brachycoryna
Explanation of Names
Brachycoryna Guérin-Méneville 1844
'short club'
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, 7 total(1)
Identification
key to spp. in(2)
Range
so. Canada to Argentina & Bolivia(1); in our area, mostly western, B. melsheimeri and B. pumila widespread in e. US, esp. in the southeast(3)
Food
hosts: Asteraceae, Rhamnaceae, Malvaceae(4)(5)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the hispines of the World
2.A revision of the genus Brachycoryna (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Hispinae)
Staines C.L. 1986. Insecta Mundi 1: 231-241.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
5.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.