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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Oulema

Oulema - Oulema simulans beetle - Oulema melanopus Cereal Leaf Beetle larva - Oulema melanopus A Black Beetle with a Brown Head - Oulema Chrysomelidae eggs on Spiderwort - Oulema collaris Chrysomelidae,  white frothy hardened ?cocoon? - Oulema collaris Oulema variabilis R. White - Oulema variabilis Beetle - Oulema
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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Oulema
Explanation of Names
Oulema Des Gozis 1886
Numbers
18 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area (all but the adventive O. (O.) melanopus are in the New World subgenus Hapsidolemoides); many more spp. elsewhere(1)
Range
throughout NA and much of the world(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.