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Genus Mantura

Flea Beetle - Mantura floridana Mantura ex Polygonum scandens - Mantura floridana Mantura chrysanthemi - female Oxalis dillenii leafminer redux - Mantura floridana Tiny Beetles on Sheep Sorrel flower - Mantura Leaf mines on Jumpseed, Persicaria (Polygonum) virginiana - Mantura floridana Coleoptera Rumex Larva? - Mantura floridana Beetle - Mantura chrysanthemi
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Mantura
Explanation of Names
Mantura Stephens 1831
Numbers
2 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area, ~20 spp. total(1)
Range
mostly Palaearctic; in our area, one widespread native sp. + one adventive (ne. US & se. Canada)(1)
Food
Rumex (Polygonaceae); larvae mine leaves(1) [mines on Rumex acetosa in UK(2)]
Works Cited
1.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.
2.British leafminers