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Species Diachus auratus - Bronze Leaf Beetle

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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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Diachus
Species auratus (Bronze Leaf Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diachus auratus (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Cryptocephalus auratus Fabricius 1801
Explanation of Names
auratus (L). 'golden' (1)
Identification
See LeConte (1880) for key to most spp. (2)
Range
e. NA to CA, + other scattered w. NA records / Mex. to S. Amer. / W. Indies (3)
adventive in Australia, Japan, Hawaii, and various other Pacific Islands
Food
Adults found on many unrelated plants, esp. plants in bloom (2)
Remarks
the most widely dist. Diachus in NA (3)
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1880. Short studies of North American Coleoptera. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 8: 163–218.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.