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Species Anisostena nigrita

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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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Anisostena
Species nigrita (Anisostena nigrita)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anisostena nigrita (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Hispa nigrita Olivier 1808
Numbers
14 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Range
NA, except CA-AZ (NM-FL-NS-BC) (1)
Season
May-June (BG data)
Food
larvae mine the leaves of Andropogon, Schizachryium scoparium (Poaceae);
adults collected on Malvastrum aurantiacum flowers (Malvaceae) (2), (3)
Remarks
Most widely dist. member of this genus (1)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Catalog of the hispines of the World
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.