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Species Anisostena ariadne

Beetle - Anisostena ariadne beetle - Anisostena ariadne Anisostena ariadne
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Anisostena
Species ariadne (Anisostena ariadne)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anisostena ariadne (Newman)
Orig. Comb: Hispa ariadne Newman 1840(1841)
Size
Length 4.6-5.3 mm
Identification
Elongate. Head blue-black, strongly alutaceous, frons with deep, median, vertical depression, and thin carina between antennae. Eyes with deep vertical sulcus on mesal border. Antennae black, apical 5 segments with brown pubescense. Pronotum orange or red, anterior border rather broadly black; alutaceous and punctate with very large punctures. Elytra black with purple hues, each elytron with large punctures in 4 double rows, separated by 3 distinct costae. Legs and venter black except prosternum orange.(1)
Range
e. US (TX-FL-NJ-MO)(2)
Season
Apr-Sep in AL(1)
Works Cited
1.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
2.Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae
Barney R.J., Clark S.M., Riley E.G. 2007. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 68: 132-144.