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Species Omophoita cyanipennis - Eight-spotted Flea Beetle

Chrysomelidae - Omophoita cyanipennis Eight-spotted Flea Beetle - Omophoita cyanipennis polka-dot beetle - Omophoita cyanipennis I found several beetles by the pond, feeding on flowers of Plantago asiatica (Chinese plantain)  - Omophoita cyanipennis unidentified Chysomelidae - Omophoita cyanipennis Omophoita cyanipennis octomaculata (Crotch, 1873) - Omophoita cyanipennis What kind of beetle is this? - Omophoita cyanipennis Eight-spotted Flea Beetle - Omophoita cyanipennis
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Asphaera Genus Group)
Genus Omophoita
Species cyanipennis (Eight-spotted Flea Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Omophoita cyanipennis octomaculata (Crotch)
Orig. Comb: Oedionychis octomaculata Crotch, 1873
1 sp. n. of Mex. (1)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2010
Ok to nw S. Amer. / W. Indies - Map; plus literature records for AZ, KS, FL (1)
can be common along the margins of wetlands (MAQ, pers. obs.)
Feb-Dec in TX (BG data)
Polyphagous (2)
Print References
Crotch, G.R. 1873. Materials for the study of the Phytophaga of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 25: 19-83.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2011
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.