Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Babia quadriguttata - Eastern Babia

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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 Babiina
Genus Babia
Species quadriguttata (Eastern Babia)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Babia quadriguttata (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Cryptocephalus quadriguttatus Olivier 1791
3 sspp. (1)
3-3.5 mm(2)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2010
e US to AZ (NY-ON-MN to FL-AZ)(1)(3)
Rhus, Corylus americana, Quercus velutina, Carya cordiformis, Juglans nigra, Ceanothus americanus; more loosely associated with many other plants(4)
See Also
This is the only black and red Clytrini in e. US. The short serrate antennae and shiny, feebly punctate upper surface will separate it from other black and red Cryptocephalinae.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2007
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
3.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.
4.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.