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Genus Lilioceris

Lily Leaf Beetles mating - Lilioceris lilii - male - female filth covered orange insect - Lilioceris lilii lily leaf beetle larvae - Lilioceris lilii Lilioceris cheni Lilioceris cheni Scarlet Lily Leaf Beetle - Lilioceris lilii Lilioceris lilii - Lily Leaf Beetle - Lilioceris lilii - male - female Air Potato Leaf Beetle - Lilioceris cheni - Lilioceris cheni
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 Criocerinae
Tribe Criocerini
Genus Lilioceris
Explanation of Names
Lilioceris Reitter 1912
An (adventive) species in our area, dozens spp. total(1). Another species was introduced intentionally in 2012 in Florida to control the air potato vine.
Native to the Old World, most diverse in Africa & E/SE Asia; in our area, e. Canada & adjacent US(1) and in Florida
hosts: Fritillaria, Lilium(1) and Dioscorea bulbifera
See species pages.
Works Cited
1.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.