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Species Fidia viticida - Grape Rootworm

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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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Adoxini
No Taxon (Section Leprotites)
Genus Fidia
Species viticida (Grape Rootworm)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Fidia viticida Walsh 1867
Explanation of Names
viticida - Latin 'grapevine-killing'
Length: 4.9 - 7.0mm (1)
Width: 2.5 - 3.5mm (1)
Head densely pubescent, except for glabrous line over coronal suture. Labrum, clypeus, and frons same color, mahogany brown. Pronotum finely, densely punctate. Elytra striate-punctiate, pubscence. Legs all one color, mahogany brown (1)

Fidia viticida Walsh
Det. E. G. Riley, 2011
TX-FL-NY-SD / Ont (2)
Mostly: June (May-Aug) (BG data)
Alabama season: June - August (1)
Hosts: Vitaceae (3)
Life Cycle
Larvae damage the plant's roots (4)
Internet References
Factsheet - Cornell
Works Cited
1.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
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.
4.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.