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Species Glyptina texana

Chrysomelidae - Glyptina texana Glyptina texana (Crotch) - Glyptina texana Glyptina texana
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 Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Longitarsus Genus Group)
Genus Glyptina
Species texana (Glyptina texana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glyptina texana (Crotch)
Orig. Comb: Aphthona texana Crotch 1873
Range
Great Plains (SD-CO-MO-TX)(1)
Food
Euphorbia bicolor, E. marginata (Euphorbiaceae)(2)
Remarks
locally common south of the Houston TX area on Euphorbia bicolor per E.G. Riley
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.