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Species Longitarsus varicornis

Alticini - Longitarsus varicornis - female Flea Beetle - Longitarsus varicornis Longitarsus varicornis Suffrian - Longitarsus varicornis
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Longitarsus Genus Group)
Genus Longitarsus
Species varicornis (Longitarsus varicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Longitarsus heliophyti Horn 1889
Explanation of Names
Longitarsus varicornis Suffrian 1868
varicornis = 'with mottled horns/antennae'
Size
Length: 1.9-2.1mm (1)
Width: 1.0-2.1mm (1)
Identification
Shining red-brown, each elyron with mid-lateral brown-black cloud. The 3 basal segments of antennae yellow, with joints 2,3, and 4 successively longer. Anterior and middle legs yellow. Posterior legs and venter red-brown. (1)

Det. E. G. Riley, 2012
Range
se. US (TX-FL-GA-OK) to S. America(2)
Food
hosts: Heliotropium spp. (Boraginaceae)(3)
Internet References
Horn's Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
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.