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Genus Neolema

Leaf Beetle - Neolema sexpunctata BG2565 E2356 - Neolema sexpunctata Neolema sexpunctata Six-spotted Neolema - Neolema sexpunctata Beetle - Neolema sexpunctata Red beetle with black dots (no ladybug, haha) - Neolema sexpunctata - male - female Flea Beetle - 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 (Longhorn 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.