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Species Orsodacne atra

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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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Orsodacnidae (Ravenous Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Orsodacninae
Genus Orsodacne
Species atra (Orsodacne atra)
Explanation of Names
Orsodacne atra (Ahrens 1810)
atra = 'black'
Identification
extremely variable (1)
Range
much of NA (AK-NB to CA-GA)(1)
Season
among the first phytophagous beetles to become active in the spring (1)
Food
feeds on practically any flowers in bloom(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.