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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 (Longhorn 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
Houston to Miami - Map (1), native to E./S. Asia, introduced to Florida
Habitat
narrow Gulf coastal strip, throughout 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