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Genus Galeruca

unk beetle - Galeruca unknown leaf beetle - Galeruca - female Yellow-bordered dune beetle - Galeruca Small, rough, black beetle with a gold margin - Galeruca Orange Bordered Beetle - Galeruca costatissima Small beetle - Galeruca Galeruca sp.? - Galeruca Medium Black Beetle with Red Trim - Galeruca
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Galerucites)
Genus Galeruca
Explanation of Names
Galeruca Geoffroy 1762
5 spp. in North America(1)
Species identification in this genus is very difficult, even when actual specimens are available for examination. (S.M. Clark, pers. comm. to =v= 12.xi.2010)
Internet References
Blake, Doris H. 1945. The genus Galeruca in North America (Coleoptera: Galerucinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 47(3): 53-63. (Biodiversity Heritage Library)
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.