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Species Opacinota bisignata

Opacinota bisignata (Boheman) - Opacinota bisignata
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Cassidini (Tortoise Beetles)
Genus Opacinota
Species bisignata (Opacinota bisignata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Opacinota bisignata (Boheman)
Orig. Comb: Coptocycla bisignata Boheman 1855
Syn: Coptocycla pinicola Schaeffer 1925
Monotypic genus (1)
Primarily coastal states: TX-FL-MD - Map (2)(3), plus KY (4)
May-Aug in KY (4)
Ipomoea pandurata is the most commonly encountered host in LA and TX (4)
Print References
Riley, E.G. 1985. Identification of Cassida atripes LeConte, 1859, and Coptocycla bisignata Boheman, 1855, two North American tortoise beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 58: 53–61. JSTOR
Riley, E.G. 1986. Review of the tortoise beetle genera of the tribe Cassidini occurring in America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94: 98–114. JSTOR
Schaeffer, C. 1925. New species and varieties of North American Cassidini (Coleoptera, Chrysomeildae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 33: 233-237.
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.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae
Barney R.J., Clark S.M., Riley E.G. 2007. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 68: 132-144.