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Genus Syneta

Chrysomelidae 2009-01b - Syneta Beetle - Syneta Syneta sp. - Syneta seriata Unknown beetle - Syneta Syneta  - Syneta carinata - female gold beetle - side - Syneta Leaf Beetle - Syneta hamata Chryso - Syneta ferruginea
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 Synetinae
Genus Syneta
Explanation of Names
Syneta Dejean 1835
Numbers
8 spp. in NA(1)
Size
6-8 mm(2)(3)
Identification
Small, elongated, almost cylindrical; resemble some longhorns. Characters (2):
antennae less than half as long as body
body with scattered, fine hairs
elytra wider at base than pronotum
sides of pronotum dentate (toothed)
Range
mostly northern (NF-AK, south to montane NC in the east and CO-CA in the west)(1)
Habitat
on trees(1)
Food
Adults are associated mostly with conifers of the Pinaceae family (larch, pine, spruce, fir, etc.), but S. ferruginea (an eastern sp.) prefers Betulaceae (alder, birch, hazel, etc.), and the western S. albida attacks various deciduous trees, incl. fruit trees(1)
Life Cycle
S. albida larvae feed on tree roots, hibernate in soil, and pupate in spring(3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.Introduction to North American Beetles
Charles S. Papp. 1984. Entomography Pubns.