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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Luperini

Bug - Diabrotica undecimpunctata Cucumber Beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata Some day, when you least expect it, you'll look over your shoulder and I'll be there. - Diabrotica undecimpunctata Spotted Cucumber Beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata Small Chrysomelid of sorts... - Scelolyperus schwarzii - male Beetle feeding on sunflower - Metrioidea Cerotoma trifurcata? - Cerotoma trifurcata Diabrotica virgifera? - Diabrotica virgifera
Classification
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 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.