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Genus Lema

Beetle larva on tomatillo - Lema Recently hatched larvae - Lema solani Recently hatched larvae - Lema solani Lema daturaphila - Three-lined Potato Beetle - Lema daturaphila Mating beetles - Lema daturaphila - male - female Which Leaf Beetle - Lema daturaphila Eggs - Lema solani Three-lined Lema beetle - Lema trivittata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Lema
Explanation of Names
Lema Fabricius 1798
Numbers
at least 14 spp. in our area (all the native spp. in the subg. Quasilema Monrós 1951; the adventive L. cyanella, in the nominate subgenus)(1), many hundreds worldwide(2)
Food
mostly on Solanaceae and Asteraceae, but also recorded from other plants(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.
3.A revision of the subfamily Criocerinae (Chrysomelidae) of North America north of Mexico.
Richard E. White. 1993. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.