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Genus Odontota

leaf beetle - Odontota arizonica Lycidae? - Odontota dorsalis Odontota floridana Butte - Odontota floridana Odontota mundula (Sanderson) - Odontota mundula St. Andrews leaf miner on Apios americana SA39 Odontota scapularis maybe 2015 3 - Odontota scapularis St. Andrews leaf miner on Lespedeza intermedia SA400 2016 1 - Odontota Lake Crabtree leaf miner maybe on Apios americana D1130 Odontata scapularis maybe 2018 3 - Odontota Odontota floridana? - Odontota floridana
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Odontota
Explanation of Names
Odontota Chevrolat 1837
7 spp., all in our area(1)
2.5-8 mm(2)
see (3)
e. NA to AZ to S. America(4)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the hispines of the World
2.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
3.The revision of the tribe Chalepini of America north of Mexico. III. Genus Odontota Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
Butte, J.G. 1968. The Coleopterists Bulletin 22(4): 101-124.
4.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.