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Species Longitarsus jacobaeae

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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 (Longitarsus Genus Group)
Genus Longitarsus
Species jacobaeae (Longitarsus jacobaeae)
Explanation of Names
Longitarsus jacobaeae (Waterhouse 1858)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic (Europe to Mongolia)(1), adventive in NA (PE NS NB BC...)(2)
Food
Attacks tansy ragwort.
Remarks
Available in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and California as biocontrol of tansy ragwort Senecio jacobaea.
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