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Species Disonycha leptolineata

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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 (Disonycha Genus Group)
Genus Disonycha
Species leptolineata (Disonycha leptolineata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Disonycha leptolineata Blatchley, 1917
Orig. Comb: Disonycha abbreviata, var. leptolineata Blatchley, 1917
Syn: Disonyca texana Schaeffer
6.2 to 7.5 mm (1)
see under remarks
se US, AZ (AZ-FL-VA-OK) / Mex. to C. Amer. / W. Indies - Map (2)(3)
Mostly: Apr-Jun (Mar-Nov) (BG data)
Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica, Grossulariaceae) (4) (5)
Disonycha leptolineata can be mixed up with Disonycha discoidea abbreviata only - but quite easily.
In D. discoidea, the elytra are distinctly punctured, while in D.leptolineata, the puncturation is
only feeble, and partially indistinct. Compare:

D. discoidea abbreviata


A series with dark occiput (not in agreement with the described colouration) is separated temporarily:
Print References
Blatchley, W.S. 1917. On some new or noteworthy Coleoptera from the west coast of Florida. Canadian Entomol. 49: 137-143.
Schaeffer, C. 1919(1920). Synonymical and other notes on some species of the family Chrysomelidae and descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 27: 307-340. (Full Text)
Watts, J.R. 1990. Eggs, larvae, and biological notes on Disonycha leptilineata Blatchley (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi, University of Nebraska State Museum, 4: 1-4.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Beetles of the Genus Disonycha Occuring in America North of Mexico
Doris Holmes Blake. 1933. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol 82.
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)
4.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.
5.Eggs, Larvae and Biological Notes on Disonycha leptolineata Blatchley (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Watts, John R. 1990. Insecta Mundi 4 (1-4).