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Genus Exema

Chrysomelidae, lateral - Exema canadensis Exema mormona Karren - Exema mormona Exema sp.? - Exema warty leaf beetle - Exema Exema? - Exema neglecta Armored back beetle - Exema Warty leaf beetle - Exema dispar Unidentified Beetle  - Exema dispar
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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Fulcidacini (Warty Leaf Beetles)
Genus Exema
Explanation of Names
Exema Lacordaire 1848
9 spp. in our area(1)(2):
byersi Karren (NY-VA-AL to MI-KS-TX-AZ)
canadensis Pierce
conspersa (Mannerheim)
deserti Pierce sw. US (CO-NV to TX-CA) into Mexico
dispar Lacordaire
elliptica Karren
gibber (Fabricius) s. US (PA-FL-TX); often on oaks
mormona Karren
neglecta Blatchley
2-3.5 mm (2)
Resemble caterpillar/mouse droppings.
Key to spp. in (2)
across N. America(1)
Most of our spp. associated with Asteraceae(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.
2.A revision of the genus Exema of America, north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera)
J.B. Karren. 1966. University of Kansas Science Bulletin, 46:647-695.