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Species Calligrapha wickhami

Calligrapha wickhami Calligrapha wickhami
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Calligrapha
No Taxon (subgenus Erythrographa)
Species wickhami (Calligrapha wickhami)
Explanation of Names
Calligrapha wickhami Bowditch, 1911
originally coll'ed by Henry Wickham
Size
around 8 mm
Identification
Shortly oval, with characteristic pattern in brick red to reddish brown; pronotum also with pattern of basically 9 maculae, merging into another -
this unique in the north American fauna (only C. verrucosa with pronotal spotted pattern, but different)
Range
sky island mountains of w. Texas / w. Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Food
both larvae and adults asso. w/ Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye, Viguiera stenoloba (Asteraceae) (3)
Remarks
Type Locality: Alpine, Brewster Co., Texas
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Morphological and molecular characterization of a new Nearctic sp. of Calligrapha (Chrysomelidae) from Central Mexico.
Montelongo, T. and J. Gómez-Zurita. 2013. Proceedings Entomological Society of Washington 115(4):369-391.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.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.