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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Calligrapha
Species: Spiraeae
Life cycle
Calligrapha Spiraeae
Ninebark Beetle
Phylogeny
The genus Callighrapha is currently
recognized to have more than 80
species. Approximately one third
of these species are present in
North America north of Mexico.
Habitat and feeding habits
The Calligrapha spiraeae uses the
Physocarpus opulifolius, Ninebark
as their host.
References: http://beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com/tag/leaf-beetles
h ttp://www.buglifecycles.com/flies/chrysomelidaeonninebark.pdf
h ttp://bugguide.net/node/view/321517
Heike Morales, Biology 1407, Fall semester 2012
Interesting Facts
Beeltes is the genus Calligrapha
are the most host-specific or all
phytophagous beetles. They are
difficult to distinguish, usually
they are distinguished by their
host plant.
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