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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

subgenus Calligrapha

I thought it was a callig*raphy beetle - Calligrapha alni Beetle - Calligrapha alni Calligrapha serpentina, red Leaf beetle  - Calligrapha confluens Calligrapha ignota Russet Alder Leaf Beetle? - Calligrapha alni Leaf Beetle - Calligrapha multipunctata Calligrapha sp? - Calligrapha
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 Calligrapha
by far the largest subgenus, with 31 spp. in our area(1)
see key in(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.