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Species Leptinotarsa haldemani

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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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Leptinotarsa
Species haldemani (Leptinotarsa haldemani)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptinotarsa haldemani (Rogers)
Orig. Comb: Doryphora haldemani Rogers, 1856
Explanation of Names
patronym for Horace Haldeman, one of the first persons to concentrate on collecting insects in Texas. He sent his specimens, mostly beetles, to his entomologist brother, Samuel S. Haldeman, and a noted coleopterist, John L. LeConte, for description.
12 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
can be purple, green or dark blue:
AZ-TX-OK / Mex. to C. Amer. (1)
Mar-Sept in TX (BG data)
Members of the Solanaceae or Night-Shade family (2)
Print References
Rogers, W.F. 1856. Synopsis of species of Chrysomela and allied genera inhabiting the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8: 29-39.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.