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Species Lilioceris cheni - Air Potato Leaf Beetle

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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 Criocerinae
Tribe Criocerini
Genus Lilioceris
Species cheni (Air Potato Leaf Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Lilioceris cheni Gressitt & Kimoto 1961
Size
~9 mm
Identification
Range
se. US (LA-FL) - Map (1), native to E./S. Asia, introduced to Florida
Food
host: Air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscoreaceae)
Life Cycle
1. Eggs. 2 and 3. Larvae. 4. Cocoon. 5. Pupa removed from cocoon. 6. Adult
Remarks
first released in FL in 2012 to control air potato