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Species Chrysolina varians - Chrysolina (Sphaeromela) varians

Chrysolina varians
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 Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Doryphorina
Genus Chrysolina
Species varians (Chrysolina (Sphaeromela) varians)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the only member of the subg. Sphaeromela Bedel 1899
Explanation of Names
Chrysolina varians (Schaller 1783)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic (east to w. Siberia), introduced to w. NA(1)
Remarks
introduced to w. NA [in Canada, BC(2)] to control the invasive Hypericum; may not be established(1)
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.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.