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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
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 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
Numbers
2 sspp. in the north
Identification
Range
transcontinental in the north; A. b. bimarginata is western (AK-MB to...), A. b. labradorensis, eastern (NF-ON to...)(2)
Food
Hosts are normally species of Salix (Salicaceae), including S. amygdaloides, S. argophylla, S. cordata, S. exigua, and S. rostrat(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.