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Species Prasocuris phellandrii

Prasocuris phellandrii Prasocuris phellandrii
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 Chrysomelina
Genus Prasocuris
Species phellandrii (Prasocuris phellandrii)
Explanation of Names
Prasocuris phellandrii (Linnaeus 1758)
Range
native to Europe and Turkey (populations from E Siberia and Japan are probably a distinct species)(1); widely distributed across NA (PQ-OH-CO-AK), likely introduced from Europe(2), treated as holarctic in(3)
Habitat
wetlands(2)
Food
adults feed on foliage and flowers of various waterside plants, esp. Sium (Apiaceae) and Caltha (Ranunculaceae); the larva feed on the underside of leaves
Works Cited
1.Borowiec L. (200_-2013) Chrysomelidae: The leaf beetles of Europe and the Mediterranean subregion (checklist and iconography)
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.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.