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Species Colaspis recurva

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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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Colaspis
Species recurva (Colaspis recurva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Colaspis recurva Blake, 1974 (1)
Explanation of Names
Barber, in a short penciled description of this beetle among his papers, wrote that it was similar in shape and sculpture to the type of C. crinicornis Schaeffer but differed in the unusual development of the tubercle on the abdomen in the male that was recurved, and he gave it the tentative specific name "recurvus" because of this tubercle. (1)
26 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Length 4.4-5.1 mm (1)
Coastal States: LA-FL-VA (2)
Type Locality: Gainesville, Florida, on azalea and camellia, May, June 1949, A. N. Tissot. (1)
Internet References
Type Info - USNM, Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.The costate species of Colaspis in the United States
Blake, D.H. 1974. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington. 181 pp.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.