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Species Entomoscelis americana - Red Turnip Beetle

Red Turnip Beetle - Entomoscelis americana Entomoscelis americana - male - female Beetle - Entomoscelis americana Entomoscelis americana Small, red beetle with black stripes - Entomoscelis americana Leaf Beetle - Entomoscelis americana Red - Black Beetle - Entomoscelis americana Beetle - Entomoscelis americana
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Entomoscelina
Genus Entomoscelis
Species americana (Red Turnip Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Entomoscelis americana Brown 1942
Size
7-10 mm(1)
Range
AK-CO-MI* (2)(3)(1)(*BG data)
Remarks
occasional pest of canola, rapeseed and mustard in the northern Great Plains(1); may also damage other crucifer crops (turnips, cabbage). Larvae and adults feed on plants at night.
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