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Species Monocesta coryli - Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

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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 Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Coelomerites)
Genus Monocesta
Species coryli (Larger Elm Leaf Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Monocesta coryli (Say 1824)
Adult about 12mm long(1)

e. US (LA-FL-DC-IL) - Map (2)(3), mostly e. of the Mississippi
Native and Japanese elms, river birch, pecan, hawthorn, and hazelnut.(1)
Life Cycle
Overwinter as a full grown larva a few inches below the soil surface. Pupation occurs in early spring and adults emerge in late May. The adults fly to the tops of their hosts and feed on the leaves for several days. Eggs are deposited in masses on the undersurfaces of leaves. There is one generation per year.(1)
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)