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Species Altica corni - Dogwood Flea Beetle

Altica corni Altica corni
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 Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Altica Genus Group)
Genus Altica
Species corni (Dogwood Flea Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Altica corni Woods 1918
boreal transcontinental (NF-MA to NT-BC-WA)(2)
feeds on dogwood (Cornus, Cornaceae), having been reported from C. pubescens, C. racemosa, and C. stolonifera. LeSage & Denis (1999) noted that C. stolonifera [C. sericea] is the preferred host.(3)
Print References
LeSage, L. and J. Denis. 1999. The flea-beetle Altica corni Woods in North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Alticinae). Pp. 533-544 In: M.L. Cox (ed.). Advances in Chrysomelidae Biology 1. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Loan, C.C. 1963. Parasitism of the dogwood flea-beetle, Altica corni, in Ontario. Journal of Economic Entomology 56(4): 537-538.
Woods W.C. (1918) The biology of Maine species of Altica. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, 273: 149-204.
Works Cited
1.Fauske G.M. (2003-2006) Common flea beetles of North Dakota
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.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.