Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


Species Luperaltica nigripalpis

Little beetle on goldenrod - Luperaltica nigripalpis Chryso - Luperaltica nigripalpis - male Black & red beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis Luperaltica nigripalpis? - Luperaltica nigripalpis Flea beetle? - Luperaltica nigripalpis Flea beetle? - Luperaltica nigripalpis Leaf Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis little brown beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Luperaltica
Species nigripalpis (Luperaltica nigripalpis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Luperaltica nigripalpis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Longitarsus nigripalpis LeConte 1859
color variable:

key to Luperaltica species in Wilcox (1953) (1)
e US (TX-GA-NY-SD) (2)
Nearly ubiquitous in prairie samples taken in Wisconsin (Sauer 2009)
Asteraceae (?), reported from a wide var. of plants (3)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1859. The Coleoptera of Kansas and eastern New Mexico. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 11: 1-58.
Sauer, S.B. 2009. New state records of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) for Wisconsin (U.S.A.), with notes on selected species and special attention to possible prairie-dependent fauna. Entomological News 120(1): 25-40.
Works Cited
1.New species of Galerucinae and Alticinae with notes on other species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
J. A. Wilcox. 1953. The Ohio Journal of Science 53(1): 51-58.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.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.