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striped species

Three Lined Potato Beetle - Lema daturaphila - male - female Three-lined Potato Beetle larvae - Lema daturaphila Eggs on Jimson weed - Lema trivittata Three-lined Potato Beetle - Lema daturaphila Lema daturaphila - Three-lined Potato Beetle - Lema daturaphila Lema daturaphila? - Lema - - Lema daturaphila Three-lined Lima Beetle - Lema trivittata - female
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 Criocerinae
Tribe Lemini
Genus Lema
No Taxon striped species
Identification
The current taxonomic understanding of the striped species of Lema is entirely unsatisfactory. The species are not adequately characterized, and there are many intermediates. All of my determinations should be regarded with a degree of doubt. --S.M. Clark, pers. comm. to =v=