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Species Epitrix hirtipennis - Tobacco Flea Beetle

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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Crepidodera hirtipennis F. E. Melsheimer, 1847
Explanation of Names
hirtipennis (L). 'hairy or rough wing' (1)
12 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
widely dist. (CA-FL-QC-OR) / Mex. (2)
introduced INTO Europe (1984, so. Italy) and spreading (3)
on various Solanaceae, incl. tobacco, potato, tomato, eggplant, pepper, ground cherry, jimson weed and horsenettle (3)
Print References
Melsheimer, F.E. 1847. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 3: 158-181.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.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.