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Species Paria fragariae-complex - Strawberry Rootworm

Strawberry Rootworm Beetle - Paria fragariae-complex Strawberry Rootworm - Paria fragariae-complex Leaf Beetle - Paria fragariae-complex Chrysomelid? - Paria fragariae-complex Beetle - Paria fragariae-complex Chrysomelidae? - Paria fragariae-complex Paria fragariae - Paria fragariae-complex leaf beetle - Paria fragariae-complex
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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Typophorini
No Taxon (Section Typophorites)
Genus Paria
Species fragariae-complex (Strawberry Rootworm)
Explanation of Names
Paria fragariae Wilcox 1954
3 mm
QC-FL to ON-ND-CA(1)
Hosts: Rosaceae (reported from Fragaria, Malus coronaria, Malus sylvestris, Prunus persica, Rosa, Rubus, Sorbus(2); reported as a pest to containerized azaleas in production nurseries (Boyd & Hesselein 2005)
one named subspecies, P. f. kirki Balsbaugh 1970, known from AL, MD, NC, NY, PA, SC, TN(1)
Before the description of this species, it was often identified as P. canella (Fabricius) or P. quadrinotata (Say)(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.