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Species Trirhabda pilosa

Chrysomelidae? - Trirhabda pilosa Trirhabda pilosa New subspecies (vittata) for BG from eastside of the Sierra Nevada - Trirhabda pilosa New subspecies (vittata) for BG from eastside of the Sierra Nevada - Trirhabda pilosa New subspecies (vittata) for BG from eastside of the Sierra Nevada - Trirhabda pilosa New subspecies (vittata) for BG from eastside of the Sierra Nevada - Trirhabda pilosa Sierra Nevada station - Trirhabda pilosa sage brush leaf beetle - Trirhabda pilosa
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
No Taxon (Section Coelomerites)
Genus Trirhabda
Species pilosa (Trirhabda pilosa)
Size
4.5-6.8mm long (1)
Identification
Pronotum conspicuously pubescent
Pronotal spots relatively large
Elytra densely pubescent, mostly green...with short medial yellow stripes on anterior quarter of their length (see Fig.9 here)
Host plant sagebrush
[Above culled from key and description in Blake (1931)]
Range
West from Montana and Wyoming to southern British Columbia and California (2)
Food
Host Plant: Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) (2)
Print References
Blake D.H. (1931) Revision of the species of beetles of the genus Trirhabda north of Mexico. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 79(2):1-36 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.A Synopsis of the North American Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
John A. Wilcox. 1965. New York State Museum and Science Service.
2.Phylogeny and host plant association in the leaf beetle genus Trirhabda LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Swigoňová Z., Kjer K.M. 2004. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 32: 358-374.