Image Number: 5358620

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Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
Sprig of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) covered with leaf beetles (Galerucella sp.), biological control agents introduced to control loosestrife.
Image type:
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: Galerucella
Subject: Galerucella spp. Crotch, 1873

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Lythrum
Subject: Lythrum salicaria L.
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Image uploaded:
Friday, January 18, 2008
Image last updated:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008