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Genus Rhabdopterus

Small beetle - Rhabdopterus Leaf Beetle - Rhabdopterus Leaf beetle 09.08.03 - Rhabdopterus praetextus Small, brown beetle with white legs and long antennae - Rhabdopterus 815W04 - Rhabdopterus weisei Chrysomelid beetle - Rhabdopterus? - Rhabdopterus Rhabdopterus? - Rhabdopterus - female Chrysomeloidea - Rhabdopterus
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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Rhabdopterus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Type species is South American and may not be congeneric with the Nearctic species(1)
Explanation of Names
Rhabdopterus Lefèvre 1877
8 spp. in our area(2), ~70 total(1)
see (3)
e.US to S.America(1); in our area, 3 spp. widespread in the east, remaining spp. restricted to TX, FL or se. US(2)
notable hosts: Quercus, Smilax, Celtis, Vitis(1)
Print References
Barber H.S. (1943) Notes on Rhabdopterus in the United States (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Bull. Brooklyn Ent. Soc. 38: 111‒120. (Full text)
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.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Review of the genus Rhabdopterus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in America north of Mexico
Schultz, W.T. 1977. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Vol 70 (6): 968-974.