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Species Disonycha collata

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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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Disonycha Genus Group)
Genus Disonycha
Species collata (Disonycha collata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Disonycha collata (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Crioceris collata Fabricius 1801
Size
Length 4.6-5.3 mm
Identification
"Oval. Head with vertex and frons shining metallic green or blue; clypeus yellow; labrum brown. Prothorax and femora yellow. Elytra shining metallic blue or green. Abdomen yellow laterally, darker brown to black medially. Tarsi and tibiae apically, black."
quoted from Auburn.edu
Range
e US to AZ (AZ-FL-ME-CO) / Mex. to C. Amer. / W. Indies (1)
Habitat
Coastal
Food
feeds on Portulacca sp., Amaranthus sp., spinach (Atriplex oleracea), beet (Beta vulgaris), chickweed (Stellaria spp.), and lettuce (Latuca sp.)
quoted from Auburn.edu
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.