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Species Psylliodes affinis - Potato Flea Beetle

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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Psylliodes
Species affinis (Potato Flea Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Psylliodes affinis (Paykull 1799)
Size
2-3 mm(1)
Range
adventive and established in most of ne. US and adj. Canada (NB-ON) - Map (2)(3), native to the Palaearctic (Europe & Siberia)(4)
Season
adults emerge in Aug-Sep(1)
Food
hosts: various Solanaceae(4), minor pest of cultivated potato & tomato(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1968 (Wheel­er & Hoebeke 1983)
Print References
Wheel­er A.G, Jr; Hoebeke E.R. (1983) New re­cords of a Palearctic flea be­et­le, Psyl­liodes affinis, in eas­tern North America (Col­eop­tera: Chrysomelidae). Pro­ceed­ings of the En­tomolog­ical Society of Was­hington 85(3): 594-597 Full text