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Species Odontota scapularis - Orange-shouldered Leaf Miner

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Odontota
Species scapularis (Orange-shouldered Leaf Miner)
Explanation of Names
Odontota scapularis (Olivier 1808)
femoral base orange (black in O. mundula)
e US (ON-FL to MN-TX)(1)(2)
host is normally Groundnut (Apios americana), but adults also found on a few other Fabaceae(3)
Print References
Internet References
Texas Entomology (Quinn 2007)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae
Barney R.J., Clark S.M., Riley E.G. 2007. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 68: 132-144.
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.The revision of the tribe Chalepini of America north of Mexico. III. Genus Odontota Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
Butte, J.G. 1968. The Coleopterists Bulletin 22(4): 101-124.