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Species Calligrapha californica

Chrysomelid - Calligrapha californica Leaf Beetle - Calligrapha californica Calligrapha ......californica...... coreopsivora? - Calligrapha californica Small Striped Beetle - Calligrapha californica Disonycha sp - Calligrapha californica leaf beetle - Calligrapha californica Chrysomelidae- Zygogramma suturalis - ragweed leaf beetle? - Calligrapha californica leaf beetle - Calligrapha californica
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 Bidensomela)
Species californica (Calligrapha californica)
Explanation of Names
Calligrapha californica (Linell 1896)
The black-headed larvae have a dark brown rotund body twice as wide as the head and three times as long. The adult is a dark beige beetle approximately 6 mm long with 3 black stripes on its back.
throughout n. NA south to GA-IN-CO-CA(1)
Larva feed on beggarticks (Bidens) and possibly other plants