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Species Chrysolina auripennis

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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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Chrysolina
No Taxon (subgenus Allohypericia)
Species auripennis (Chrysolina auripennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysolina auripennis (Say)
Orig. Comb: Chrysomela auripennis Say, 1824 (1)
Explanation of Names
auripennis (L). 'golden winged' (2)
5 spp. within subgenus Allohypericia (1)
iridescent green to gold, black form uncommon
NM-AL-IN-MT / MB (1)
mostly Apr-Sept (BG data)
Monarda spp. and narrowleaf mountain mint - Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Lamiaceae) (3)
Life Cycle
Clark et al. (2004) mention finding this species feeding at night in a tallgrass prairie... (3)
generally uncommon (BG data)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.