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Genus Erynephala

Genus Ophraella - Erynephala maritima Which beetle? - Erynephala puncticollis Erynephala maritima (LeConte) - Erynephala maritima Greenhouse Pest (Ventral View) - Erynephala Erynephala morosa (LeConte) - Erynephala morosa Erynephala maritima (LeConte) - Erynephala maritima Beetle - Erynephala puncticollis Saltmarsh Chrysomelidae - Erynephala
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 Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Schematizites)
Genus Erynephala
Explanation of Names
Erynephala Blake 1936
4 spp. in our area, 6 described spp. total(1)
E. puncticollis is rather widespread in the western half of NA, the other spp. are limited to areas along either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast(1)
host plants in our area: Sesuvium (Aizoaceae); Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae); Batis (Batidaceae); various Chenopodiaceae(1)
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.