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Species Calligrapha multipunctata - Common Willow Calligrapha

Silver Lady Beetle - Calligrapha multipunctata calligrapha beetle, Calligrapha multipunctata? - Calligrapha multipunctata Leaf Beetle ???? - Calligrapha multipunctata Zygogramma conjuncta pallida? - Calligrapha multipunctata Dogwood Calligrapha - Calligrapha multipunctata Calligrapha multipunctata Chrysomelidae, frontal - Calligrapha multipunctata Calligrapha multipunctata
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 Calligrapha
No Taxon (subgenus Calligrapha)
Species multipunctata (Common Willow Calligrapha)
Explanation of Names
Calligrapha multipunctata (Say 1824)
6.5-8.5 mm(1)
differs from C. philadelphica primarily in having the pronotum light with some large dark areas, rather than uniformly dark. Also, dark areas including spots are more likely to be dark metallic green in C. philadelphica vs black in C. multipunctata. C. m. bigsbyana, C. suturella, and C. philadelphica are similar, but note differences in pale pronotal band and elytral markings. (Gómez-Zurita et al. 2004)
most of NA (NS-GA to AK-CA)(2)
hosts: willows (Salix, Salicaceae)(3)
Print References
Gómez-Zurita J., Vogler A.P., Funk D.J. (2004) Diagnosing an overlooked North American taxon: biological observations and mitochondrial insights on Calligrapha suturella Schaeffer, 1933 new status (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 97: 28-36 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Beetles
Ross H. Arnett, N. M. Downie, H. E. Jaques. 1980. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.
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.
4.A Review of the North American Chrysomeline Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
John A. Wilcox. 1972. New York Museum and Science Service Bulletin No. 421. 37 pp.