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Species Sumitrosis inaequalis

Small beetle - Sumitrosis inaequalis Sumitrosis inaequalis Sumitrosis sp.? - Sumitrosis inaequalis Brachycoryna ? - Sumitrosis inaequalis - male - female Sumitrosis inaequalis? - Sumitrosis inaequalis Tiny, found on aster leaf - Sumitrosis inaequalis Leaf miner from aster leaf - Sumitrosis inaequalis Sumitrosis inaequalis
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)
3.5-4.4 mm(1)

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
BC-NS to CA-FL & Mexico(2); uncommon w. of the Great Plains per BG Data...
common on leaves of Fabaceae, also on goldenrod, oak, and white snakeroot(3)
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