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Species Oulema melanopus - Cereal Leaf Beetle

Car leaf beetle - Oulema melanopus Cereal leaf beetle - Oulema melanopus Cereal Leaf Beetle - Oulema melanopus Beetle - possibly Oulema genus - Oulema melanopus Oulema melanopus Oulema melanopus larva? - Oulema melanopus Oulema melanopus Tribe Lemini? - Oulema melanopus
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 Lemini
Genus Oulema
Species melanopus (Cereal Leaf Beetle)
Other Common Names
Oat Beetle, Red-throated Cereal Leaf Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oulema melanopus (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Chrysomela melanopus Linnaeus 1758
Range
adventive in e. NA, w. scattered north-western records (NV-GA-QC-WA) - Map (1)(2), native to the Palaearctic (3)
Season
mostly: Apr-Jul (BG data)
Food
on all cereals and wild grasses
Remarks
our only representative of the large Old World subgenus Oulema s.str. (4)
pest of cereals; the introduced eulophid wasp Tetrastichus julis) is used for control
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