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Species Disonycha varicornis

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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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Disonycha Genus Group)
Genus Disonycha
Species varicornis (Disonycha varicornis)
Explanation of Names
Disonycha varicornis Horn, 1889
varicornis (L). 'mottled-horned' (1)
Numbers
36 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
6-7 mm
Identification
Four basal antennomeres are pale as well as one or two terminal joints (Horn 1889)

Det. E. G. Riley, 2013
Range
CA-AZ, c. TX to Mex. - Map (3)(4)
Life Cycle
pricklypear - Opuntia spp. (Cactaceae) (5) and cholla - Cylindropuntia spp. (BG data)
Remarks
Type Locality: Texas
See Also
Asphaera lustrans (Crotch)
- Range: se US
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2017
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1889. A synopsis of the Halticini of boreal America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 16: 163-320.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.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.