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Species Luperaltica nigripalpis

Small Beetle - Luperaltica nigripalpis chrysomelids on flower? - Luperaltica nigripalpis chrysomelids on flower? - Luperaltica nigripalpis Luperaltica nigripalpis? - Luperaltica nigripalpis - male - female Chryso - Luperaltica nigripalpis - male Galer - Luperaltica nigripalpis - male Luperaltica nigripalpis? - Luperaltica nigripalpis Luperaltica nigripalpis - male - female
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)
Genus Luperaltica
Species nigripalpis (Luperaltica nigripalpis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Luperaltica nigripalpis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Longitarsus nigripalpis LeConte 1859
Identification
color variable:
Range
e US (TX-GA-NY-SD) (1)
Habitat
Nearly ubiquitous in prairie samples taken in Wisconsin (Sauer 2009)
Food
Asteraceae (?), reported from a wide var. of plants (2)
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.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.