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Species Paria opacicollis - Oak Paria

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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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Typophorini
No Taxon (Section Typophorites)
Genus Paria
Species opacicollis (Oak Paria)
Explanation of Names
Paria opacicollis Leconte 1859
Numbers
19 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
3-4 mm (2)
Range
TX-FL-NY-SD (1)
Season
May-Sept in AL (based on 8 spmns) (2)
Food
Primarily Oaks, Quercus spp, but other trees as well. (3)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1859. The Coleoptera of Kansas and eastern New Mexico. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 11: 1-58.
Internet References
Type - MCZC, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
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.