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Species Chalepus bicolor

Leaf Beetle - Chalepus bicolor leaf beetle - Chalepus bicolor - male - female Anisostena? - Chalepus bicolor Chalepus bicolor Chalepus bicolor leaf beetle - Chalepus bicolor Beetle - Chalepus bicolor Chalepus bicolor (Olivier) - Chalepus bicolor
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 Chalepus
Species bicolor (Chalepus bicolor)
Explanation of Names
Chalepus bicolor (Olivier 1792)
Size
6.3-7.6 mm(1)
Identification
Elytra entirely dark, pronotum mostly red(2), southern populations may have dark pronotum(3),(1), femora red at base(1), red scutelum

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2017
Range
e US (NY-FL to KS-TX) & ON(4)(5)(6)
Season
mostly May-Sept (BG data)
Food
rosette grass (Dichanthelium spp., Poaceae)(7)
Works Cited
1.Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2007. Clemson University.
2.Identification guide to the Leaf Beetles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
3.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
4.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
5.Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae
Barney R.J., Clark S.M., Riley E.G. 2007. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 68: 132-144.
6.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
7.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.