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Tribe Galerucini

Leaf Beetle - Trirhabda adela Trirhabda bacharidis Gravid female on host plant - Trirhabda confusa - female Trirhabda nitidicollis Chrysomelidae, molt - Ophraella americana Mating, Ophraella? - Ophraella communa - male - female Ophraella communa Small brown beetle, on Goldenrod - Ophraella
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Galerucini
Numbers
Over 90 spp. (incl. half a dozen non-native) in 18 genera in our area(1) (all the genera already in the guide).
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.