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Genus Aulacothorax

Aulacothorax melina (Horn) - Aulacothorax melina - female small beetle - Aulacothorax copalina Beetle Pair - Aulacothorax - male - female Unknown Beetle - Aulacothorax copalina identity unknown - Aulacothorax copalina Beetle - Aulacothorax copalina - female Alticini - Aulacothorax copalina Small, brown, densely punctuated beetle with serrated pronotum edges. - Aulacothorax recticollis
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)
e. N. Amer., AZ, CA-OR / Mex. (2)
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.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.