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Species Coleothorpa axillaris

Coleothorpa axillaris (LeConte) - Coleothorpa axillaris Coleothorpa axillaris (LeConte) - Coleothorpa axillaris Egg Laying - Coleothorpa axillaris - female unknown beetle - Coleothorpa axillaris Coleothorpa axillaris (J. L. LeConte) - Coleothorpa axillaris Active little things - Coleothorpa axillaris Coleothorpa axillaris (LeConte) - Coleothorpa axillaris on   Ericameria laricifolia, Turpentine Bush - Coleothorpa axillaris
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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Clytrini
Subtribe Megalostomina
Genus Coleothorpa
Species axillaris (Coleothorpa axillaris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleothorpa axillaris (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Coscinoptera axillaris J.L. LeConte 1868
8 subspecies n. of Mex. (1)
~3 mm
w. US (CA-TX-SD-OR)(1)
Polyphagous (2)
Life Cycle

Per Shawn M. Clark:
"Cryptocephaline chrysomelids in general (including Coleothorpa) lay their eggs in carefully sculpted packets formed from feces and abdominal secretions. If you look at the picture carefully, you will notice that the packet is attached to the substrate by a threadlike stalk."
Print References
Gilbert, A.J. 1981. A new species of Coscinoptera Lacordaire from California (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 57(2): 364-370.
LeConte, J.L. 1868. New Coleoptera collected on the survey for the extension of the Union Pacific railway, E.D. from Kansas to Fort Craig, New Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 49-64.
Moldenke, A.R. 1970. A Revision of the Clytrinae of North America North of the Isthmus of Panama (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Stanford University, Stanford. 310 pp.
Moldenke, A.R. 1981. A generic reclassification of the New World Clytrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) with a description of new species. Ent. Arb. Mus. Frey 29: 75-116.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.