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Species Metachroma suturale

Metachroma suturale J. L. LeConte - Metachroma suturale Metachroma suturale LeConte - Metachroma suturale Metachroma suturale LeConte - Metachroma suturale Metachroma suturale LeConte - Metachroma suturale
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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Typophorini
Genus Metachroma
Species suturale (Metachroma suturale)
Explanation of Names
Metachroma suturale J. L. LeConte, 1858
suturale - reference to the dark sutural stripe of the Type spmn.
Numbers
~40 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
4.8 to 6.4 mm (2)
Identification
either entirely piceous (glossy black) or reddish brown with black sutural darkening of varying width (see type), lateral stria not extending up on inner side of humerus (Blake 1970)
Range
AZ to w. TX (2), plus one rec. from c. TX (BG data)
Food
large series coll'ed from Juniperus (Cupressaceae) (3)
Remarks
Type Locality: "Texas, Mr. Haldeman."
See Also
closely related to M. ustum LeConte (2)
- Range: OK to Mex.
Det. E. G. Riley, 2010
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican boundary commission, under Major W.H. Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.A Review of the Beetles of the Genus Metachroma Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Blake, Doris Holmes. 1970. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 57: iii + 111 pp.
3.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.