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Genus Chrysolina

Beetle - Chrysolina hyperici Reddish Beetle - Chrysolina staphylaea Small, dark and shiny - Chrysolina bankii More on St. Johnswort - Chrysolina Chrysomelidae - Chrysolina flavomarginata Unknown textured beetle - Chrysolina bankii Chrysolina bankii Which Chrysolina? - Chrysolina
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Chrysolina
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our fauna revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Chrysolina Motschulsky 1860
Numbers
less than 20 spp. (of 8 subgenera) in our area, of which 3 imported to control weeds, 3 adventive; huge group with ~450 spp. and hundreds of sspp. in 65 subgenera (23 of which monotypic) in the Old World(2)(3)
Range
Eurasia (~90% of total spp.), Africa, NA; our native spp. are mostly boreal/montane(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.The American species of Chrysolina Mots. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Brown W.J. 1962. Can. Entomol. 94: 58-74.
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 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.