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Species Sumitrosis inaequalis

Chalepini - Sumitrosis inaequalis Small beetle - Sumitrosis inaequalis Sumitrosis inaequalis - male - female Sumitrosis sp.? - Sumitrosis inaequalis Sumitrosis? - Sumitrosis inaequalis Cassidinae. dorsal - Sumitrosis inaequalis Cassidinae. ventral - Sumitrosis inaequalis Unid Leafminer WPsl1 - Sumitrosis inaequalis
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Sumitrosis
Species inaequalis (Sumitrosis inaequalis)
Explanation of Names
Sumitrosis inaequalis (Weber 1801)
Size
3.5-4.4 mm(1)
Identification

In central Texas, south to the Rio Grande Valley, specimens are on average of a pale coloration (as shown) and often the dark maculae are with slight metallic highlights, unlike the darker forms that occur to the east." - EGR, 2009
Range
BC-NS to CA-FL & Mexico(2); uncommon w. of the Great Plains per BG Data...
Habitat
common on leaves of Fabaceae, also on goldenrod, oak, and white snakeroot(3)
Food
hosts: various Asteraceae(4)
See Also
S. rosea has pale antennae:
Works Cited
1.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
4.Catalog of the hispines of the World