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Species Aulacothorax copalina

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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
Species copalina (Aulacothorax copalina)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aulacothorax copalina (Fabricius)
=Orthaltica copalina (Fabricius)

Crioceris copalina Fabricius, 1801
Haltica forticornis Illiger, 1807
Explanation of Names
copal - blunt (1)
------- male ----- and ---- female -------

Orthaltica copalina (Fabricius)
Dets. E. G. Riley
e NA (TX-FL-QC-SD) (2)
Asso. w/ Anacardiaceae, incl. Rhus spp. (3)
Reported feeding on poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Illinois Wildflowers
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.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.