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Genus Crepidodera

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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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Crepidodera Genus Group)
Genus Crepidodera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised by Parry (1986)(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)
16 spp. in our area(3), >40 total(4)
Color metallic (blue/green/bronze), usually very shiny; sometimes pronotum and elytra differently colored (4)
Holarctic, with some representation in Oceania, China, and South America(4)
Larvae are subterranean(5)
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.