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Species Epitrix hirtipennis - Tobacco Flea Beetle

Epitrix on nightshade (Solanum) - Epitrix hirtipennis Glyptina spuria? - Epitrix hirtipennis Epitrix - Epitrix hirtipennis Epitrix - Epitrix hirtipennis Epitrix - Epitrix hirtipennis Sonora2 J51 - Epitrix hirtipennis Roseville20-J01 - Epitrix hirtipennis Epitrix - Epitrix hirtipennis
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Crepidodera Genus Group)
Genus Epitrix
Species hirtipennis (Tobacco Flea Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer 1847)
hirtipennis 'hairy-winged'
Range
transcontinental (OR-CA to QC-FL to Mexico)(1); introduced INTO Europe (1984, so. Italy) and spreading(2)
Food
on various Solanaceae(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.