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Genus Rhabdopterus

Beetle - Rhabdopterus Leaf Beetle - Rhabdopterus Rhabdopterus Unknown Beetle - Rhabdopterus  Rhabdopterus weisei - Rhabdopterus weisei - male chrysomelid from Sarracenia pitcherplant bog - Rhabdopterus Beetle - Rhabdopterus Rhabdopterus? - Rhabdopterus - female
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 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)
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)
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.