Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events


Species Calligrapha bidenticola

Leaf beetle - Calligrapha bidenticola Leaf beetle - Calligrapha bidenticola Chrysomelids on coreopsis - Calligrapha bidenticola - male - female beetles - Calligrapha bidenticola - male - female Calligrapha bidenticola Coleoptera - Calligrapha bidenticola Gold and black striped beetle - Calligrapha bidenticola Chrysomelidae, dorsal - Calligrapha bidenticola
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Calligrapha
No Taxon (subgenus Bidensomela)
Species bidenticola (Calligrapha bidenticola)
Explanation of Names
Calligrapha bidenticola Brown 1945
e. NA to e. TX (TX-FL-NB-SD) - Map (1)(2)(3)
Hosts: Asteraceae, incl. Ambrosia, Bidens, Coreopsis(4)
See Also
Zygogramma suturalis - easily distinguished by color of the elytral epipleura (the folded ventral part of the elytra), completely dark in C. bidenticola vs with a conspicuous pale median stripe in Z. suturalis. --Jesús Gómez-Zurita, pers. comm. to =v=
- Range: e. US
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.New distribution records and biogeography of Calligrapha species in North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae)
Gómez-Zurita J. 2005. Canadian Field-Naturalist 119: 88-100.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.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.