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Genus Longitarsus

Flea Beetle - Longitarsus Flea Beetle - Longitarsus Flea beetle - Longitarsus unknown beetle - Longitarsus Beetle - Longitarsus Longitarsus pratensis Longitarsus quadriguttatus Longitarsus
Classification
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 (Longitarsus Genus Group)
Genus Longitarsus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
native nearctic fauna needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Longitarsus Berthold 1827
Numbers
46 described and many undescribed spp. in our area (of which 10 introduced), ~500 worldwide(1)
Range
Nearly worldwide, ~half of the spp. in the Palaearctic; in our area, across the US & so. Canada(1)
Food
Larvae feed on roots of herbaceous plants in a half dozen families(1)
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.