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Genus Chrysolina

St. Johnswort Beetle - Chrysolina hyperici There were many brown ones around- he stood out - Chrysolina hyperici metallic beetle in meadows - Chrysolina Chrysolina auripennis Chrysolina bankii? - Chrysolina bankii Leaf beetle - Chrysolina flavomarginata hyperici or quadrigemina? - Chrysolina hyperici - male Bronze-green beetle - Chrysolina
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Chrysolina
Explanation of Names
Chrysolina Motschulsky 1860
Numbers
less than 20 spp. (of 8 subgenera) in our area, of which 3 imported to control weeds, 2 adventive; huge group with ~450 spp. and hundreds of sspp. in 65 subgenera (23 of which monotypic) in the Old World(1)(2)
Range
Eurasia (~90% of total spp.), Africa, NA; our native spp. are mostly boreal/montane(1)(2)
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.
2.A study on the genus Chrysolina Motsch. 1860, with a checklist of all the described subgenera, species, subspecies, and synonyms
Bieńkowski A.O. 2001. Genus 12: 105-235.