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Species Epitrix tuberis - Tuber Flea Beetle

Tiny beetle - Epitrix tuberis Beetle of some kind - Epitrix tuberis Epitrix tuberis - male beetle on Datura - Epitrix tuberis beetle on Datura - Epitrix tuberis Epitrix tuberis Gentner - Epitrix tuberis Tiny Beetle - Epitrix tuberis Epitrix tuberis Gentner - Epitrix tuberis
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 (Crepidodera Genus Group)
Genus Epitrix
Species tuberis (Tuber Flea Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Epitrix tuberis Gentner 1944
Range
w NA (CA-NM-SK-BC) - Map (1)(2)
Food
Both larvae and adults are especially well known for their often pestiferous relationship with potatoes - Solanum tuberosum (Solanaceae) (3)
Remarks
potentially more damaging than E. subcrinita (4)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
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.
4.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.