Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Galerucella nymphaeae - Water-lily Beetle

waterlily beetle - Galerucella nymphaeae Beetle ID - Galerucella nymphaeae Galerucella nymphaeae? - Galerucella nymphaeae Dusky striped orange beetle - Galerucella nymphaeae Galerucella nymphaeae Linnaeus - Galerucella nymphaeae Water-lily Beetle Pupa - Galerucella nymphaeae Trirhabda sericotrachyla ? - Galerucella nymphaeae Galerucella nymphaeae
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 Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Atysites)
Genus Galerucella (Water-lily Beetle)
Species nymphaeae (Water-lily Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Galerucella nymphaeae Linnaeus, 1758
Range
throughout NA (CA-FL-NF-AK), Palearctic (1)
Food
principal foodplants are water-lilies (Nuphar spp.) and smartweeds (Polygonum spp.); other hosts include Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) and Water Shield (Brasenia schreberi); beetles have been raised in the lab on Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Internet References
common name reference and effect on foodplant (Jari Kouki, U. of Helsinki, Finland)
Water Chestnut as host (Jianqing Ding and Bernd Blossey, National Scientific Research Centre, France)
live larva image plus leaf damage and common name reference (Hippocampus, Germany)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.