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subgenus Calligrapha

Russet Alder Leaf Beetle - Calligrapha alni Chrysomelid - Calligrapha ignota I thought it was a callig*raphy beetle - Calligrapha alni Calligrapha beetle - Calligrapha multipunctata Calligrapha - Calligrapha knabi Calligrapha - Calligrapha philadelphica Need Help to Identify! - Calligrapha alni Calligrapha multipunctata
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Calligrapha
No Taxon subgenus Calligrapha
Numbers
by far the largest subgenus, with 31 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
see key in Gómez-Zurita (2015)(2) to separate the most difficult spp. based on external features (pattern) and host
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.
2.What is the leaf beetle Calligrapha scalaris (Leconte)?
Gómez-Zurita J. 2015. Breviora 541: 1-19.