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Species Leptinotarsa rubiginosa - Reddish Potato Beetle

Leaf Beetle - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa unkn Red Beetle - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa Leptinotarsa rubignosa - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa Reddish Potato Beetle, lateral - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa Leptinotarsa rubiginosa (Rogers) - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa Reddish Potato Beetle - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa Leptinotarsa rubiginosa - Reddish Potato Beetle - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa Leptinotarsa rubiginosa
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Leptinotarsa
Species rubiginosa (Reddish Potato Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptinotarsa rubiginosa (Rogers)
Orig. Comb: Doryphora rubiginosa Rogers 1856
Explanation of Names
rubig (L). 'red, reddish' (1)
Numbers
12 spp. of Leptinotarsa north of Mex. per Riley et al. (2003), but Jacques (1988) lists only 9 spp north of Mex, but discusses 31 of the 41 known species of the world. (2) (3)
Range
sw. AZ to c. TX / south to c. Mex (3),(2)
Food
Solanaceae (4)
Remarks
Detailed write up here from Jacques (1988) (3)
Print References
Rogers, W.F. 1856. Synopsis of species of Chrysomela and allied genera inhabiting the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8: 29-39.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.The Potato Beetles: The Genus Leptinotarsa in North America (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)
Jacques, R.L. 1988. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 144 pp.
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.