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Genus Aulacothorax

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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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Aulacothorax
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthaltica Crotch 1873 (synonymized by Bezděk & Konstantinov 2017)
Explanation of Names
Aulacothorax Boheman 1858
4 spp. in our area, a few more in Mexico(1)
se. Canada to Mexico; widespread in our area(1)
Adults on Anacardiaceae(1). Reported feeding on poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Illinois Wildflowers
Print References
Bezděk J., Konstantinov A.S. (2017) Forgotten Aulacothorax Boheman, 1858, a Senior Synonym of Orthaltica Crotch, 1873 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). Col. Bull. 71: 791-795. (BioOne)
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.