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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Systena

Flea Beetles - Systena gracilenta Leaf Beetle - Systena Systena marginalis (Illiger) - Systena marginalis Systena sp.? - Systena marginalis orange & black jelly-like bug - Systena Systena marginalis (Margined Systena) - Systena marginalis Systena Black beetle with 2 yellow stripes - Systena
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Systena
Explanation of Names
Systena Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
19 spp. in our area, ~90 total(1)
New World, mostly the Neotropics; in our area, throughout the US and so. Canada(1)
Print References
Smith, E.H. 1970. Taxonomic revision of the genus Systena Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Alticinae). Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 178 pp.
Works Cited
1.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.