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Species Microtheca ochroloma - Yellow-margined Leaf Beetle

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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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Entomoscelina
Genus Microtheca
Species ochroloma (Yellow-margined Leaf Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Microtheca ochroloma Stål 1860
ochroloma 'ochre-margined'
native to S. America(1), adventive in our area: se US (NC-FL to OK-TX) (2)(3) + CA (Gilbert et al. 2011)
on Brassicaceae, incl. important crops such as Brassica rapa, watercress and mustard
Internet References
Fact sheet (Fasulo 2009)(4)
Works Cited
1.The immigration of insects to Florida, with a tabulation of records published since 1970
J.H. Frank, E.D. McCoy. 1992. Florida Entomol. 75: 1-28.
2.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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.University of Florida: Featured Creatures