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Species Microtheca ochroloma - Yellow-margined Leaf Beetle

Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle - Microtheca ochroloma Beetle - Microtheca ochroloma - male - female UID BEETLE - Microtheca ochroloma Microtheca ochroloma Stål - Microtheca ochroloma Yellow-margined Leaf Beetle - Microtheca ochroloma Beetle ID - Microtheca ochroloma Some kind of Galerucini? - Microtheca ochroloma Microtheca ochroloma
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Entomoscelina
Genus Microtheca
Species ochroloma (Yellow-margined Leaf Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Microtheca ochroloma Stål 1860
ochroloma = 'ochre-margined'
se US (TX-FL-NC-OK) - Map (1)(2) + CA (Gilbert et al. 2011)
Native to S. America (3)
on Brassicaceae, incl. important crops such as Brassica rapa, watercress and mustard
Print References
Balsbaugh E.U. (1978) A second species of Microtheca Stål (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) found in North America. Coleopterists Bulletin 32(3): 219-222.
Gilbert, A.J., J. Willems, and J. Sohal. 2011. Microtheca ochroloma Stål 1860, a newly introduced leaf beetle to California (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 87(3): 201-202. (BioOne)
Internet References
Featured Creatures - Fasulo 2009
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.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.