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Genus Phyllecthris

beetle - Phyllecthris dorsalis - female leaf beetle - Phyllecthris dorsalis orange-headed beetle - Phyllecthris dorsalis leaf beetle - Phyllecthris orange and black beetle - Phyllecthris gentilis Beetle - Phyllecthris gentilis - female Beetle - Phyllecthris gentilis - female Black and Yellow Leaf Beetle - Phyllecthris gentilis
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 Luperini
Subtribe Diabroticina
No Taxon (Section Phyllecthrites)
Genus Phyllecthris
Explanation of Names
Phyllecthris Dejean 1836
Numbers
3 spp., all in our area(1)
Range
eastern US from NY & GA west to MT & TX(1)
Food
On various legumes (Fabaceae), incl. Amorpha, Amphicarpaea, Desmodium, Lespedeza, Robinia, Tephrosia(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.