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For the United States & Canada

Species Trichaltica scabricula

Beetle - Trichaltica scabricula Trichaltica scabricula (Crotch) - Trichaltica scabricula Glyptina cyanipennis - Trichaltica scabricula Glyptina cyanipennis - Trichaltica scabricula Iridescent Flea Beetle? - Trichaltica scabricula Iridescent Flea Beetle? - Trichaltica scabricula
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 (Trichaltica Genus Group)
Genus Trichaltica
Species scabricula (Trichaltica scabricula)
Explanation of Names
Trichaltica scabricula (Crotch 1873)
scabricula = 'somewhat rough'
e US (OH-TN to KS-TX) / ne. Mex. (1)(2)
Primarily various spp. of ash (Fraxinus, Oleaceae)(3)
at high risk of endangerment due to the EAB (4)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Faunistic patterns of leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) within elevational and temporal gradients in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Sánchez-Reyes, U.J., S. Niño-Maldonado, L. Barrientos-Lozano, S.M. Clark, and R.W. Jones. 2016. ZooKeys 611: 11-56.
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.
4.Ecological impacts of the emerald ash borer. Pp. 15-62. In: R.G. Van Driesche (ed.), Biology and Control of Emerald Ash Borer.
Wagner, D.L. and K. Todd. 2015. USDA Technical Bulletin FHTET-2014-09. Morgantown, WV.