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Species Phyllotreta striolata - Striped Flea Beetle

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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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Phyllotreta
Species striolata (Striped Flea Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllotreta striolata (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Haltica striolata Fabricius 1803
2.1-2.5 mm
Elongate oval. Shining black, elytra marked with yellow.
Antennae black, basal 3 segments yellow-brown, 5th segment usually 1/3 longer than 4th, its width 1/4 its length.
Head, pronotum and elytra closely punctate, elytral punctures substriate. Each elytron with yellow vitta, sinuate mesad basally; or with basal and subapical yellow spot, apical one curving mesad caudally. (
Palearctic immigrant established across NA(1)
See Also
First 4 antennal segments of liebecki light brown, 5-11 dark brown; male with 5th antennal segment stouter than striolata but less stout than in P. zimmermanni. (2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.