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LEAF BEETLES

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Showing 15 types of LEAF BEETLES

Asparagus beetle

Latin Name: Crioceris asparagi

This beetle is native to Europe and western Asia, and found in the U.S. in New York in 1862.

Broadbean weevil

Latin Name: Bruchus rufimanus

Possibly a native of North Africa, but now cosmopolitan.

Colorado potato beetle

Latin Name: Leptinotarsa decemlineata

This is a native species in North America, where it was originally confined to Colorado and surrounding states where it fed on species of nightshade, a plant related to potato. Once potatoes were introduced as an agricultural crop the beetle spread throughout North America and was also introduced accidentally to Europe.

Common bean weevil

Latin Name: Acanthoscelides obtectus

This species may be native to North America, but now is found throughout the world as a pest of stored dry legumes.

Cowpea weevil

Latin Name: Callosobruchus maculatus

Latin Family Name: Bruchidae

This species may be native to North America, but now is found throughout the world as a pest of stored dry legumes.

Dichondra flea beetle

Latin Name: Chaetocnema repens

This is a native beetle in North America.

Elm leaf beetle

Latin Name: Xanthogaleruca luteola

This beetle is native to Europe but is now found throughout North America, having first been detected in Maryland in the 1830’s.

Eucalyptus leaf beetle

Latin Name: Trachymela sloanei

These two beetles are native to Australia, but were discovered in California in 1998 and 2003.

Flea beetles

Latin Name: Disonycha sp. / Capraita sp.

These are primarily native insects in North America.

Green dock beetle

Latin Name: Gastrophysa cyanea

These are native beetles in North America.

Klamath weed beetle

Latin Name: Chrysolina quadrigemina

These beetles are native to Northern Africa and Europe.

Pea weevil

Latin Name: Bruchus pisorum

Believed to be native to Europe but now found throughout the world.

Spotted cucumber beetle

Latin Name: Diabrotica undecimpunctata

This is a native species in North America.

Striped cucumber beetle

Latin Name: Acalymma spp.

These are native beetles in North America.

Willow leaf beetle

Latin Name: Chrysomela interrupta

This is a native beetle in North America, and is found from Alaska south to California and east into much of the rest of the U.S. and Canada.

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