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Subfamily Criocerinae

Oulema longipennis Lema solani Glossy blue and red beetle - Oulema melanopus Lilioceris lilii.... - Lilioceris lilii Oulema sayi Lema balteata? - Lema balteata Lema datura larvae on Datura, reared to adult - Lema trabeata Oulema? - Oulema
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 Criocerinae
Other Common Names
Shining Leaf Beetles
Explanation of Names
Criocerinae Latreille 1807
Numbers
44 spp. in our area(1), ~1,500 spp. in ~20 genera worldwide(2)
Identification
revision in(1)
Range
worldwide
Season
Overwinter as adults(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the subfamily Criocerinae (Chrysomelidae) of North America north of Mexico.
Richard E. White. 1993. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.
2.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.