Image Number: 5358601

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Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
Adult leafy spurge beetle (originally described as Aphthona nigriscutis), a biological control agent of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula).
Image type:
Laboratory
Image view:
Dorsal-Lateral

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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: Alticini
Genus: Aphthona
Subject: Aphthona spp. Chevrolat, 1836

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Euphorbiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Subject: Euphorbia esula L.
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Image uploaded:
Friday, January 18, 2008
Image last updated:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008