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Species Physonota calochroma - Geiger Tree Tortoise 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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Ischyrosonychini
Genus Physonota
Species calochroma (Geiger Tree Tortoise Beetle)
Other Common Names
Geiger Tortoise Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eurypepla Boheman 1854 is treated as separate genus (4 spp.: Florida Keys, West Indies, & Yuacatan) in(1)
Explanation of Names
Physonota (Eurypepla) calochroma floridensis (Blake 1965)(2)
Numbers
2 sspp.(1)
Range
our subspecies is endemic to so. FL(2)(3)
Food
Geiger tree (Cordia sebestena, Boraginaceae)(4)