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Species Octotoma championi

Octotoma championi Baly - Octotoma championi Octotoma championi Baly - Octotoma championi
Classification
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Octotoma
Species championi (Octotoma championi)
Other Common Names
lantana leafminer, lantana leaf beetle
Explanation of Names
Octotoma championi Baly 1886
Patronym for George Charles Champion (1851–1927), an English entomologist specializing in Coleoptera.
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
length 4.3-5.3 mm (avg. 4.7) (Staines 1989)
Range
Sabal Palm Sanctuary of southmost Texas, south to Panama (Staines 1989)
Season
Texas collecting events by month: March (5), May (4), October (4). (Riley & King 2009)
Food
Larvae and adults feed on Lantana spp. (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Guatemala (Staines 1989)
Print References
Baly, J.S. 1885. Biologia Centrali-Americana, Insecta, Coleoptera, Hispidae. 6(2): 1-124.
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin.
Staines, C.L. 1989. A revision of the genus Octotoma (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Hispinae). Insecta Mundi 3(1): 41-56. Full PDF
Internet References
Introduced into Australia for the control of Lantana - PDF
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.