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Species Oulema cornuta

Beetle - Oulema cornuta Oulema cornuta Beetles - Oulema cornuta - male - female Oulema cornuta (Fabricius) - Oulema cornuta
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
No Taxon (subgenus Hapsidolemoides)
Species cornuta (Oulema cornuta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oulema cornuta (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Lema cornuta Fabricius 1801
Range
Coastal States from TX-FL-MD (1)
Food
Commelina, Tradescantia (Commelinaceae) (2)
See Also
Oulema cornuta and Oulema simulans are very similar in most color and morphological features. Were it not for the leg color characters (O. cornuta, femora red with apices and remainder of legs black; O. simulans, femora red throughout with tibiae red basally, black apically), they would be difficult to separate. (3)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Host Plants of Leaf Beetle Species Occuring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.
3.A revision of the subfamily Criocerinae (Chrysomelidae) of North America north of Mexico.
Richard E. White. 1993. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.