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Species Sphaeroderma testaceum

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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)
Genus Sphaeroderma
Species testaceum (Sphaeroderma testaceum)
Explanation of Names
Sphaeroderma testaceum (Fabricius 1775)
Size
3.5-4 mm(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (Atlantic Canada)(2)
Food
in NA, on the adventive Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense, Asteraceae), but in the native range hosts include several (related) plant genera(2)
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