Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Altica torquata - Steel-blue Grapevine Flea Beetle

chrysomelid: Syphraea sp.? - Altica torquata Altica? - Altica torquata Altica? - Altica torquata Alticinae - Altica torquata Altica torquata LeConte - Altica torquata Altica torquata LeConte - Altica torquata
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 torquata (Steel-blue Grapevine Flea Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Altica torquata J.L. LeConte 1858
torquata (L). 'collared' (1)
sw US (CA-TX, KS, UT / Mex (2)
Life Cycle
asso. w/ Oenothera spp. (3)
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1858. Catalogue of Coleoptera of the regions adjacent to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Series 2) 4: 9-42.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
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.