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Genus Calligrapha

Beetle - Calligrapha alni Calligraphy beetle - Calligrapha dislocata - male Calligrapha eggs, red eggs - Calligrapha serpentina Amherst Calligrapha - Calligrapha philadelphica beetle 9 - Calligrapha multiguttata Calligrapha - Calligrapha confluens Calligrapha alni ? - Calligrapha alni Beetle on rose - Calligrapha philadelphica
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Calligrapha
Explanation of Names
Calligrapha Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
from kallos ‘beauty’ + graphein ‘write’
Numbers
38 spp. and sspp. in 4 subgenera in our area, >80 total(1), 30 in Canada
Identification
Key to species of Atlantic Canada in(2)
Range
throughout NA to Argentina(3)
Life Cycle
Calligrapha is one of the few examples of animals with several obligate unisexual, female‐only species. (Gómez‐Zurita & Cardoso, 2019)
Print References
Gómez‐Zurita, J., & A. Cardoso. 2019. Phylogeographic assessment of mtDNA paraphyly and the evolution of unisexuality in Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (Abstract)
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 key to Calligrapha species of Atlantic Canada
3.New distribution records and biogeography of Calligrapha species in North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae)
Gómez-Zurita J. 2005. Canadian Field-Naturalist 119: 88-100.