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Genus Phaedon

Leaf beetle  - Phaedon purpureus Small Black-Blue iridescent Beetle - Phaedon purpureus Leaf Beetle? - Phaedon Beetle - Phaedon laevigatus Phaedon cyanescens Stål - Phaedon cyanescens Arizona Beetle for ID - Phaedon purpureus Phaedon purpureus? - Phaedon purpureus Unknown insect eating plant - Phaedon desotonis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Chrysomelina
Genus Phaedon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised by Balsbaugh (1983)(1)
Explanation of Names
Phaedon Megerle von Mühlfeld in Dahl 1823
9 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area, __ spp. in 5 subgenera total(2)(3)
much of the world & most of our area(2)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic revision of the genus Phaedon north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Balsbaugh E.U. 1983. North Dakota Insects Schafer-Post Series 15, 73 pp.
2.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.
3.A new species of Phaedon Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1823 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) from Utah and Colorado, USA.
Clark, S.M. and A.J. Gilbert. 2019. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(1):193-199.