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Species Coleothorpa dominicana

Beetle - Coleothorpa dominicana Beetle & Aculops rhois(?) - Coleothorpa dominicana unkn beetle - Coleothorpa dominicana Coleothorpa dominicana Coleothorpa dominicana franciscana - Coleothorpa dominicana Beetle - Coleothorpa dominicana Unknown pupae - Coleothorpa dominicana Unknown Beetle - Coleothorpa dominicana
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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Clytrini
Subtribe Megalostomina
Genus Coleothorpa
Species dominicana (Coleothorpa dominicana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleothorpa dominicana (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Clythra dominicana Fabricius 1801
Explanation of Names
apparently named after two major monastic orders, perhaps in reference to the hooded habit
3.5-4 mm
Pronotum and under surfaces with conspicuous white pubescence.
Mandibles of males notably enlarged.
The more western populations have the elytra conspicuously hairy, whereas in the more eastern populations the elytra are largely glabrous.
Rocky Mts, east (AZ-FL-ON-NT) (1)
C. d. dominicana more eastern,
C. d. franciscana more western, but largely sympatric(1)(2)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn (2006)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.