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Genus Microrhopala

Microrhopala vittata - Goldenrod Leaf Miner - Microrhopala vittata Yipes! Stripes! - Microrhopala rubrolineata Leaf Beetle (Microrhopala sp.?) - Microrhopala vittata - male - female Unid Leafminer 3w - Microrhopala vittata unknown beetle - Microrhopala vittata Microrhopala - Microrhopala vittata Small Textured Beetle - Microrhopala excavata Microrhopala? - Microrhopala
Classification
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Microrhopala
Explanation of Names
Microrhopala Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
'small club'
Numbers
9 spp. in our area, 18 total(1)
Range
across Canada and US south to Columbia(2)
Food
Associated with Asteraceae(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the hispines of the World
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.