Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microrhopala vittata (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Hispa vittata Fabricius 1798
The dull reddish stripes on the elytra, the eight-segmented antennae and the smooth (not serrate or toothed) elytral margins distinguish this species(3)
Fairly variable in coloration: specimens from different host plants having different color patterns which has led to a number of synonyms (Comment by Dr. Staines)
widely dist. (CA-GA-NB-BC) (4)(5)
, though no so. US records reported to BG...
adults often found crawling among the leaves of goldenrod bunch galls made by Rhopalomyia solidaginis