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Species Pachybrachis coloradensis

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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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Pachybrachina
Genus Pachybrachis (Scriptured Leaf Beetles)
No Taxon (Yellow Pachys)
Species coloradensis (Pachybrachis coloradensis)
Explanation of Names
Pachybrachis coloradensis Bowditch, 1909
Size
Length 2 to 2.65 mm (1)
Range
AZ-NM-SD-MT / AB (2) - quite widely dispersed in the Rocky Mountain region. (1)
Food
asso. w/ Brassica (Chenopodiaceae) (3)
Print References
Bowditch, F.C. 1909. Notes on Pachybrachys and descriptions of new species. Canadian Entomologist 41: 237-244, 285-292, 312-324. (4)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.A revision of the North American species of Pachybrachys
H. C. Fall. 1915. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 41, No. 3: 291–486 .
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
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.
4.Notes on Pachybrachys and descriptions of new species.
Bowditch, F.C. 1909. Canadian Entomologist 41: 312-324.