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Genus Ophraella

Leaf Beetle - Ophraella sexvittata leaf beetle - Ophraella communa Bloated Leaf Beetle - Ophraella conferta? - Ophraella communa Ophraella - Ophraella conferta - female Beetle - Ophraella conferta Ophraella communa? - Ophraella communa Male, Ophraella? - Ophraella communa Ophraella sp.? - Ophraella
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 Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Schematizites)
Genus Ophraella
Explanation of Names
Ophraella Wilcox 1965
Numbers
14 spp. in the genus, all in our area (1)
Range
throughout US and Canada, incl. arctic regions (1)
Food
var. Asteraceae (2)
Print References
LeSage L. (1986) A taxonomic monograph of the Nearctic galerucine genus Ophraella Wilcox (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 133: 1-75.
Futuyma D.J. (1991) A new species of Ophraella Wilcox (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Southeastern United States. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 99: 643-653. (Full text)
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.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.