Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Luperini

Spotted Cucumber Beetle For Illinois In July - Diabrotica undecimpunctata Black-spotted Yellow Beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata Small blue beetle - Scelolyperus Shiny green-tinted beetle - Scelolyperus Paratriarius dorsatus (Say) - Paratriarius dorsatus Spotted Cucumber Beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata Neobrotica sp? - Neobrotica pluristicta Small black and red beetle - Acalymma vinctum
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 Luperini
Explanation of Names
Luperini Chapuis 1875
Numbers
~125 spp. in 23 genera in our area(1); very diverse group worldwide, esp. in warmer climes
Food
larvae, where known, feed on roots(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.