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Species Trachymela sloanei - Australian Tortoise 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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Paropsina
Genus Trachymela
Species sloanei (Australian Tortoise Beetle)
Other Common Names
Eucalyptus tortoise beetle
Explanation of Names
Trachymela sloanei (Blackburn, 1896)
6-7 mm
California and Arizona? (note in comments)
Introduced from Australia. First recorded in 1998 in California.
Print References
Garrison, R.W. 1998. New Agricultural Pest for Southern California: Australian Tortoise Beetle, Trachymela sloanei. Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture, El Monte, CA.
Internet References
UC IPM - photos and info on identification, life cycle & host plants