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Species Capraita obsidiana

Capraita obsidiana (Fabricius)  - Capraita obsidiana Little Beetle - Capraita obsidiana Leaf Beetle? - Capraita obsidiana Flea Beetle - Capraita obsidiana brown/gray flea beetle - Capraita obsidiana Tiny beetle - Capraita obsidiana Beetle - Capraita obsidiana flea beetle - Capraita obsidiana
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Oedionychis Genus Group)
Genus Capraita
Species obsidiana (Capraita obsidiana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capraita obsidiana (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Galleruca obsidiana Fabricius 1801
Typical colour form brown, with only pronotal side margin and elytral apex yellowish. The extreme pale form (var. flava) has dark colour reduced to two bands on pronotum, and a variable pattern of up to three fasciae on elytra (close to C. scalaris, but last fascia more apically than in the latter).
e US (TX-FL-NJ-IL) - Map (1)(2)
Ilex spp. (Aquifoliaceae) are apparently its preferred hosts(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
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.