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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
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subgenus Bidensomela

Leaf Beetle - Calligrapha bidenticola What kind of beetle? - Calligrapha californica Leaf Beetle - Calligrapha bidenticola Leaf Beetle - Calligrapha bidenticola Zygogramma sp.? - Calligrapha bidenticola #195 - Calligrapha californica Chrysomelidae - Calligrapha bidenticola Calligrapha californica
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Calligrapha
No Taxon subgenus Bidensomela
Explanation of Names
Bidensomela Monrós 1955
Numbers
4 spp. in the subgenus, all in our area(1)
Food
on various Asteraceae(1)
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.