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Species Lema opulenta

Chrysomelid? on Solanum ptycanthum - Lema opulenta Lema opulenta Harold - Lema opulenta Lema opulenta Harold - Lema opulenta Lema opulenta Harold - Lema opulenta Criocerine - Lema opulenta Lema opulenta Harold - Lema opulenta Six spots short of a Diabrotica undecimpunctata ?   - Lema opulenta Lema opulenta Harold - Lema opulenta
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
Tribe Lemini
Genus Lema
Species opulenta (Lema opulenta)
Explanation of Names
Lema opulenta Harold in Gemminger & Harold 1874
Identification
variable:
Range
n. TX to C. Amer. - Map (1)(2)
Season
Mar-Oct (2)
Food
most common host in so. TX is Texas nightshade (Solanum triquetrum, Solanaceae) (Ed Riley, pers. comm. 2007)
abundant on tomato plants in c. TX (BG data)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)