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subgenus Phaedon

Dark purplish Chrysomelid? - Phaedon purpureus Chrysomelid  - Phaedon purpureus Phaedon viridis F. E. Melsheimer - Phaedon viridis Phaedon purpureus? - Phaedon purpureus Phaedon purpureus? - Phaedon purpureus Unknown insect eating plant - Phaedon desotonis Unknown insect eating plant - Phaedon desotonis Phaedon purpureus? - Phaedon purpureus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Chrysomelina
Genus Phaedon
No Taxon subgenus Phaedon
7 spp. in our area(1)
holarctic & neotropical; most of NA(1)
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.