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Species Octotoma marginicollis

Leafminer - Octotoma marginicollis Octotoma sp., Leaf Miner on oak and ash - Octotoma marginicollis Octotoma sp., Leaf Miner on slightly succulent, very aromatic herbaceous plant - Octotoma marginicollis Brown Octotoma - Octotoma marginicollis Chrysomelid - Octotoma marginicollis Beetle - Octotoma marginicollis Octotoma marginicollis? - Octotoma marginicollis Octotoma marginicollis? - Octotoma marginicollis
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Octotoma
Species marginicollis (Octotoma marginicollis)
Explanation of Names
Octotoma marginicollis Horn 1883
Size
4.9-6.0 mm (1)
Identification
our only sp. with elytral carinae restricted to the apical half(1); color variable
Range
CA to sw. TX, UT / Mex. - Map (2)(3)(4)
Season
Apr-Nov in AZ (BG data)
Food
host: Thurber's desertpeony - Acourtia (=Perezia) thurberi (Asteraceae); adults also on many other plants (Fraxinus, Baccharis, Brickellia, Viguiera, Monarda)(2)
See Also
O. plicatula occurs further east and feeds on Campsis radicans (trumpet vine)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1883. Miscellaneous notes and short studies of North American Coleoptera. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 10: 269-312.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Hispine Beetles of America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)
Charles L. Staines. 2006. 2006. Virginia Museum of Natural History, in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
2.Catalog of the hispines of the World
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)