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Species Syphrea nana

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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 (Syphrea Genus Group)
Genus Syphrea
Species nana (Syphrea nana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syphrea nana (Crotch)
Orig. Comb: Crepidodera nana Crotch 1873
Explanation of Names
nana (G). "a dwarf" (1)
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Identification
dark, shiny, pronotum with sub-basal crease, irregular (confused) shallow elytral punctations, pale tibia & tarsi, basal antennomeres also pale.
Range
se US to w. TX (TX-FL-SC-KS) (2),(3)
(other members of this genus are restricted to FL or the SW) (2)
Food
not listed in Clark et al. (2004) (4)
Print References
Crotch, G.R. 1873. Materials for the study of the Phytophaga of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 25: 19-83.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.University of Texas Insect Collection (UTIC)
4.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.