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Genus Neolema

small beetle - Neolema cordata Beetle - Neolema sexpunctata Beetle - Neolema quadriguttata Neolema ovalis White - Neolema ovalis Small red punctate beetle, four black spots, black legs - Neolema sexpunctata Red beetle with black dots (no ladybug, haha) - Neolema sexpunctata Beetle 9034 - Neolema sexpunctata Neolema sexpunctata (Six-Spotted Neolema) - Neolema sexpunctata
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 Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Neolema
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
originally established as a subgenus of Lema(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Neolema Monrós 1951
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 9 total(1)
Identification
Key to spp. in(2)
Range
nearctic genus: PA-MO-AZ into Mexico(1)
Food
Primary hosts include Commelina and Tradescantia (Commelinaceae)(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.
2.A revision of the subfamily Criocerinae (Chrysomelidae) of North America north of Mexico.
Richard E. White. 1993. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.