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Species Altica bimarginata

Willow Beetle, lower Mackenzie River (Itai Katz,Tsiigehtchic, NWT) - Altica bimarginata Leaf Beetle on Tamarisk - Altica bimarginata Altica bimarginata Altica bimarginata Altica bimarginata Altica bimarginata Altica bimarginata
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 (Altica Genus Group)
Genus Altica
Species bimarginata (Altica bimarginata)
Explanation of Names
Altica bimarginata Say 1824
2 sspp. in the north
transcontinental in the north; A. b. bimarginata is western (AK-MB to...), A. b. labradorensis, eastern (NF-ON to...)(2)
Hosts are normally species of Salix (Salicaceae), including S. amygdaloides, S. argophylla, S. cordata, S. exigua, and S. rostrata(3)
Works Cited
1.Fauske G.M. (2003-2006) Common flea beetles of North Dakota
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.