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Species Jonthonota nigripes - Blacklegged Tortoise Beetle

Tribe Cassidini - Tortoise Beetles ? - Jonthonota nigripes Jonthonota nigripes (Olivier) - Jonthonota nigripes - male - female Blacklegged - Jonthonota nigripes Blacklegged? - Jonthonota nigripes Jonthonota nigripes, just-eclosed handraised from larva with D. guttata, named Orangie - Jonthonota nigripes Jonthonota nigripes, second-day adult handraised from larva with D. guttata, named Orangie - Jonthonota nigripes Blacklegged Tortoise Beetle (Jonthonota nigripes)? - Jonthonota nigripes Chrysomelidae - Jonthonota nigripes
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Cassidini (Tortoise Beetles)
Genus Jonthonota
Species nigripes (Blacklegged Tortoise Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Jonthonota nigripes (Olivier 1790)
nigripes 'black-footed'
8-9 mm
adult reddish-orange with 3 black spots on each elytron; legs mostly black or dark brown, body shape oblong and nearly parallel-sided, elytral margins opaque or translucent but not transparent, surface not highly reflective(1); larva straw-yellow
also scutellum is black
AB-CA to MB-NY-FL / Mex. - Map (2)(3), most records from w. NA
fields, meadows, gardens
hosts: morning glory and sweet potato (Convolvulaceae)(4)
Works Cited
1.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.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.