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Genus Capraita

Flea beetle - Capraita sexmaculata Dark and light brown flea beetle - Capraita scalaris Flea Beetle Genus Capraita - Capraita sexmaculata 9031553 Alticini - Capraita subvittata   - Capraita subvittata Beetle for ID - Capraita sexmaculata Beetle - Capraita scalaris Small beetle - Capraita suturalis
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Oedionychis Genus Group)
Genus Capraita
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chloephaga Weise 1899 nec Eyton 1838
Explanation of Names
Capraita J. Bechyné 1957
16 spp. in our area(1), 60 total(2)
key to species in (3)
New World(2)
Capraita is hardly separate from the neotropical Walterianella J. Bechyné 1955 and may get sunk into the latter. The species durangoensis Jacoby was recently transferred to Walterianella.
Not yet in the guide as of Nov.2018:
C. indigoptera (LeConte 1878) GA-FL
C. saltatra (Blatchley 1923) FL
C. spilonota (Blake 1927) FL
See Also
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.
3. A revision of the beetles of the genus Oedionychis occurring in America north of Mexico
Blake, Doris H. 1927. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 70 (no. 2672):1–44.