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Species Disonycha admirabila

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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)
No Taxon (Disonycha Genus Group)
Genus Disonycha
Species admirabila (Disonycha admirabila)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Disonycha admirabilis ( Blake: 1934; emendation, possibly valid according ICZN Art.34.2)
Explanation of Names
Disonycha admirabila Blatchley 1924
4.8- 5.8 m.
Quite small, more oval than most other species. Pronotum usually unspotted, or with two spots. Head with darker labrum, sometimes dark frontal tubercles, but pale on vertex.
Most similar to D. caroliniana, but the latter with pale labrum.
e. US (TX-FL-NY-KS) (1)
There is no confirmed host information for the species. Published plant associations: Andropogon (a grass), peach, Polygonum,
and two species of Fabaceae/Mimosoidae: Chamaecrista fasciculata and Mimosa quadrivalvis. Fabaceae are plausible hosts,
and some photo records seem to confirm a relation.
"I suspect there may be a complex of species under admirabila." (E.G. Riley, pers. comm.)
Print References
Blatchley, W.S. 1924. Some New Halticini from the Indiana and Ontario. Journal of the new York Entomological Society, 32: 90-92.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.