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Species Chrysolina bankii

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Chrysolina
No Taxon (subgenus Chrysolina)
Species bankii (Chrysolina bankii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
banksi auct.
Explanation of Names
Chrysolina bankii (Fabricius 1775)
Native to w. Europe and w. Mediterranean(1)(2); recently found in CA(3) and established in the SF Bay area. (E.G. Riley, pers. comm. to =v=, 1/11/09)
Wide range of host plants(4), especially ribwort plantain and a range of Lamiaceae, including mints.
Internet References
The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. A newly introduced Chrysolina Motschulsky, 1860, to California (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)