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Genus Phyllobrotica

Orange and black beetle - Phyllobrotica limbata Phyllobrotica sp ? - Phyllobrotica nigritarsis Phyllobrotica nigripes Horn - Phyllobrotica nigripes Phyllobrotica limbata Phyllobrotica costipennis Horn - Phyllobrotica costipennis - female Orange beetle(?) black spots - Phyllobrotica sororia Phyllobrotica sororia Which beetle? - Phyllobrotica decorata
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 Luperini
Subtribe Luperina-subtribe
Genus Phyllobrotica
Explanation of Names
Phyllobrotica Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
Numbers
17 spp. in our area(1), ~30 total(2)
Range
mostly holarctic(2); 5 or so spp. widespread...
Food
Several genera of Lamiaceae(2)
Remarks
member of the section Phyllobroticites Chapuis 1875
Print References
Farrell B.D., Mitter C. (1990) Phylogenesis of insect-plant interactions: Have Phyllobrotica leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) and the Lamiales diversified in parallel? Evolution 44: 1389-1403. Full text
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.