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Species Capraita obsidiana

Capraita obsidiana (Fabricius)  - Capraita obsidiana Capraita obsidiana (Fabricius) - Capraita obsidiana Little Beetle - Capraita obsidiana Beetle 2011.06.01.4073 - Capraita obsidiana Leaf Beetle? - Capraita obsidiana tiny dark beetle? with light colored end of elytra - Capraita obsidiana Flea Beetle - Capraita obsidiana beetle - Capraita obsidiana
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 (Oedionychis Genus Group)
Genus Capraita
Species obsidiana (Capraita obsidiana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capraita obsidiana (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Galleruca obsidiana Fabricius 1801
Identification
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).
Range
e US (TX-FL-NJ-IL) (1)
Food
Ilex spp. (Aquifoliaceae) are apparently its preferred hosts(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
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.