Image Number: 1319096

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Adult(s)
Description:
The leaf beetle Diorhabda elongata is the first approved biological control agent for saltcedar in the United States.
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Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Chrysomeloidea
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Galerucinae
Tribe: Galerucini
Genus: Diorhabda
Subject: Diorhabda elongata (Brulle, 1832)

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Violales
Family: Tamaricaceae
Genus: Tamarix
Subject: Tamarix spp. L.
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Image last updated:
Tuesday, December 12, 2006