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Species Capraita nigrosignata

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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 (Oedionychis Genus Group)
Genus Capraita
Species nigrosignata (Capraita nigrosignata)
Other Common Names
Germander Flea Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capraita nigrosignata (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Oedionychis nigrosignata Schaeffer 1919/1920.
16 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
5 mm (Type)

eastern half of TX to LA / Mex. - Map (1)
Host plant grows in mesic areas
Adults found year-round in Central Texas (MAQ, pers. obs.)
Canada germander - Teucrium canadense (Lamiaceae) (2)
small coastal germander - Teucrium cubense (2)
Type Locality: Esperanza Ranch, Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX
Print References
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)
Internet References
Type - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.