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Genus Colaspis

BG2917 E7665 - Colaspis recurva Colaspis viridiceps, dorsal - Colaspis viridiceps Beetle - Colaspis Leaf Beetle - Colaspis pini Beetle sp - Colaspis Colaspis? - Colaspis Colaspis sp. for confirmation - Colaspis Colaspis brunnea
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Colaspis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
needs further subdivision(1)
Explanation of Names
Colaspis Fabricius 1801
Numbers
28 spp. in our area(1); the largest genus of the Eumolpinae in the New World: >200 spp.
Identification
most have double rows of punctures on elytra(2)
Range
throughout N. Amer. except CA and the Pacific Northwest(1)
Food
Some adults appear to be polyphagous; others, host-specific(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.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.