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Genus Crepidodera

Flea beetle - Crepidodera browni Beetle - Crepidodera Leaf beetle - Crepidodera Crepidodera sp? - Crepidodera Crepidodera Flea beetle? - Crepidodera Crepidodera browni Parry - Crepidodera browni Crepidodera aereola? - Crepidodera
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 (Crepidodera Genus Group)
Genus Crepidodera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Crepidodera Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
Greek crepis, -idos 'base' + dere 'neck' (2) (apparently refers to the basal depression on the pronotum)
Numbers
16 spp. in our area(3), >40 total(4)
Identification
Color metallic (blue/green/bronze), usually very shiny; sometimes pronotum and elytra differently colored (4)
Range
Holarctic, with some representation in Oceania, China, and South America(4)
Habitat
Larvae are subterranean(5)
Food
hosts: Salicaceae, Rosaceae(5)
Works Cited
1.The systematics and biology of the flea beetle genus Crepidodera Chevrolat (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) in America north of Mexico
Parry R.H. 1986. Insecta Mundi 1: 156-195.
2.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.[Online] Guide to Palearctic flea beetle genera, by Alexander S. Konstantinov and Natalia J. Vanderberg
5.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.