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Species Demotina modesta

Beetle - Demotina modesta Leaf Beetle - Demotina modesta Leaf Beetle - Demotina modesta Leaf Beetle-Xanthonia decemnotata ? - Demotina modesta Beetle on white oak - Demotina modesta Demotina modesta Little Tan Beetle - Dorsal  - Demotina modesta Tan Scaled Leaf Beetle - Antenna  - Demotina modesta
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 Adoxini
No Taxon (Section Leprotites)
Genus Demotina
Species modesta (Demotina modesta)
Explanation of Names
Demotina modesta Baly 1874
2.8-3.1 mm (1)
Note teeth on pronotal margin:
adventive in se US (MD-FL to OK-TX) - Map (2)(3)(4)(5), Native to Japan & Korea
on oaks (Quercus)(3)
See Also
Xanthonia - 20 Nearctic spp.
- Range: e. NA to AZ
Works Cited
1.Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2007. Clemson University.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.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.
4.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)