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Genus Chrysolina

Leaf Beetle - Chrysolina ? - Chrysolina marginata Beetle, Scarab? - Chrysolina bankii There were many brown ones around- he stood out - Chrysolina hyperici The Green one - Chrysolina auripennis Is this a ladybug? - Chrysolina quadrigemina Unknown - Chrysolina green beetle - Chrysolina auripennis
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
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)
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.