Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)

Leaf beetles are a beetle family of at least 37,000 species, though there may be 50,000 or more, making them one of the largest families of beetles currently seen globally.

Common Beetles Belonging to this Family

Scientific Classification

These beetles are separated into 12 subfamilies, consisting of various genera.

1. Bruchinae

Amblycerini

  • Amblycerus
  • Spermophagus
  • Zabrotes

Bruchini

  • Abutiloneus
  • Acanthoscelides
  • Algarobius
  • Althaeus
  • Bonaerius
  • Caryedes
  • Cosmobruchus
  • Ctenocolum
  • Dahlibruchus
  • Gibbobruchus
  • Lithraeus
  • Margaritabruchus
  • Meibomeus
  • Megasennius
  • Merobruchus
  • Mimosestes
  • Neltumius
  • Neobruchidius
  • Palpibruchus
  • Pectinibruchus
  • Penthobruchus
  • Pseudopachymerina
  • Pygiopachymerus
  • Rhipibruchus
  • Scutobruchus
  • Sennius
  • Spatulobruchus
  • Stator
  • Stylantheus
  • Acanthobruchidius
  • Borowiecus
  • Bruchidius
  • Callosobruchus
  • Conicobruchus
  • Decellebruchus
  • Horridobruchus
  • Kingsolverius
  • Megabruchidius
  • Palaeoacanthoscelides
  • Parasulcobruchus
  • Pygobruchidius
  • Salviabruchus
  • Specularius
  • Sulcobruchus
  • Tuberculobruchus
  • Bruchus
  • Megacerus

Eubaptini

  • Eubaptus

Kytorhinini

  • Kytorhinus

Pachymerini

  • Aforedon
  • Caryedon
  • Caryotrypes
  • Exoctenophorus
  • Mimocaryedon
  • Caryopemon
  • Diedobruchus
  • Protocaryopemon
  • Butiobruchus
  • Caryobruchus
  • Caryoborus
  • Pachymerus
  • Mesopachymerus

Rhaebini

  • Rhaebus

Myanmaropini

  • Myanmarops

2. Cassidinae

  • Acanthodes 
  • Acentroptera 
  • Acmenychus 
  • Acritispa 
  • Acrocassis 
  • Acromis 
  • Adalurnus 
  • Aethiopocassis 
  • Agathispa 
  • Agenysa 
  • Agoniella 
  • Agonita 
  • Agroiconota 
  • Aidoia 
  • Alurnus 
  • Amblispa 
  • Amythra 
  • Anacassis 
  • Andevocassis 
  • Androya 
  • Anepsiomorpha 
  • Anisochalepus 
  • Anisodera 
  • Anisostena 
  • Aporocassida 
  • Aproida 
  • Arescus 
  • Asamangulia 
  • Aslamidium 
  • Aspidimorpha 
  • Aspidispa 
  • Asteriza 
  • Aulostyrax 
  • Austropsecadia 
  • Baliosus 
  • Balyana 
  • Basiprionota 
  • Basipta 
  • Botanochara 
  • Bothrispa 
  • Bothryonopa 
  • Brachycoryna 
  • Bradycassis 
  • Brontispa 
  • Bruchia 
  • Bulolispa 
  • Calamispa 
  • Caledonispa 
  • Callanispa 
  • Calliaspis 
  • Callispa 
  • Callistola 
  • Callohispa 
  • Calyptocephala 
  • Canistra 
  • Capelocassis 
  • Carinispa 
  • Carlobruchia 
  • Cassida 
  • Cassidinoma 
  • Cassidispa 
  • Cassidopsis 
  • Cephaloleia 
  • Ceratispa 
  • Chacocassis 
  • Chaeridiona 
  • Chalepispa 
  • Chalepotatus 
  • Chalepus 
  • Charidotella 
  • Charidotis 
  • Charistena 
  • Chelobasis 
  • Chelymorpha 
  • Chelysida 
  • Chersinellina 
  • Chiridopsis 
  • Chiridula 
  • Chlamydocassis 
  • Chrysispa 
  • Cirrispa 
  • Cistudinella 
  • Cladispa 
  • Clinocarispa 
  • Cnetispa 
  • Coelaenomenodera 
  • Conchyloctenia 
  • Coptocycla 
  • Coraliomela 
  • Corynispa 
  • Crambelea 
  • Craspedonispa 
  • Craspedonta 
  • Cryptonychus 
  • Cteisella 
  • Ctenocassida 
  • Ctenocharidotis 
  • Ctenophilaspis 
  • Cubispa 
  • Cyclocassis 
  • Cyclosoma 
  • Cyperispa 
  • Cyrtonota 
  • Dactylispa 
  • Decatelia 
  • Delocrania 
  • Deloyala 
  • Demotispa 
  • Dicladispa 
  • Discomorpha 
  • Dorcathispa 
  • Dorynota 
  • Downesia 
  • Drepanocassis 
  • Drescheria 
  • Echoma 
  • Elytrogona 
  • Emdenia 
  • Enagria 
  • Enischnispa 
  • Epistictina 
  • Erbolaspis 
  • Eremionycha 
  • Erepsocassis 
  • Estigmena 
  • Eugenysa 
  • Euprionota 
  • Eurispa 
  • Eurypedus 
  • Eurypepla 
  • Eutheria 
  • Euxema 
  • Exestastica 
  • Exothispa 
  • Floridocassis 
  • Fornicocassis 
  • Fossispa 
  • Gestronella 
  • Glyphocassis 
  • Glyphuroplata 
  • Goniochenia 
  • Gonophora 
  • Goyachalepus 
  • Gratiana 
  • Gyllenhaleus 
  • Hemisphaerota 
  • Heptachispa 
  • Heptatomispa 
  • Heptispa 
  • Herissa 
  • Herminella 
  • Heterispa 
  • Heteronychocassis 
  • Heterrhachispa 
  • Hilarocassis 
  • Hispa 
  • Hispellinus 
  • Hispodonta 
  • Hispoleptis 
  • Homalispa 
  • Hovacassis 
  • Hybosa 
  • Hybosinota 
  • Hybosispa 
  • Hypocassida 
  • Imatidium 
  • Ischiocassis 
  • Ischnispa 
  • Ischnocodia 
  • Ischyronota 
  • Isopedhispa 
  • Jambhala 
  • Javeta 
  • Jonthonota 
  • Klitispa 
  • Laccoptera 
  • Lasiochila 
  • Leptispa 
  • Leptocodia 
  • Leucispa 
  • Limnocassis 
  • Lorentzocassis 
  • Macrispa 
  • Macromonycha 
  • Mahatsinia 
  • Malayocassis 
  • Mecistomela 
  • Megapyga 
  • Melanispa 
  • Meroscalsis 
  • Mesomphalia 
  • Metazycera 
  • Metriona 
  • Metrionella 
  • Metriopepla 
  • Mexicaspis 
  • Micrispa 
  • Microctenochira 
  • Microrhopala 
  • Mimoethispa 
  • Miocalaspis 
  • Monagonia 
  • Nabathaea 
  • Nanocthispa 
  • Nebraspis 
  • Nesohispa 
  • Nilgiraspis 
  • Nonispa 
  • Notosacantha 
  • Nuzonia 
  • Nympharescus 
  • Ocnosispa 
  • Octhispa 
  • Octocladiscus 
  • Octodonta 
  • Octotoma 
  • Octuroplata 
  • Odontispa 
  • Odontota 
  • Oediopalpa 
  • Ogdoecosta 
  • Omaspides 
  • Omocerus 
  • Omoteina 
  • Oncocephala 
  • Oocassida 
  • Opacinota 
  • Orexita 
  • Orobiocassis 
  • Ovotispa 
  • Oxycephala 
  • Oxychalepus 
  • Oxylepus 
  • Oxyroplata 
  • Palmispa 
  • Parachirida 
  • Paranota 
  • Paraselenis 
  • Paratrikona 
  • Parimatidium 
  • Parorectis 
  • Parvispa 
  • Pentispa 
  • Peronycha 
  • Pharangispa 
  • Phidodontina 
  • Philodonta 
  • Physocoryna 
  • Physonota 
  • Phytodectoidea 
  • Pilemostoma 
  • Pistosia 
  • Plagiometriona 
  • Platocthispa 
  • Platyauchenia 
  • Platycycla 
  • Platypria 
  • Plesispa 
  • Pleurispa 
  • Poecilaspidella 
  • Polychalca 
  • Polychalma 
  • Polyconia 
  • Prionispa 
  • Probaenia 
  • Promecispa 
  • Promecotheca 
  • Prosopodonta 
  • Psalidoma 
  • Pseudandroya 
  • Pseudispa 
  • Pseudispella 
  • Pseudocalaspidea 
  • Pseudocallispa 
  • Pseudoctenochira 
  • Pseudostilpnaspis 
  • Rhabdotohispa 
  • Rhacocassis 
  • Rhadinosa 
  • Rhoia 
  • Rhoptrispa 
  • Rhytidocassis 
  • Saulaspis 
  • Scaeocassis 
  • Sceloenopla 
  • Seminabathea 
  • Serratispa 
  • Silana 
  • Sinispa 
  • Smeringaspis 
  • Solenispa 
  • Spaethaspis 
  • Spaethiella 
  • Spaethispa 
  • Sphenocassis 
  • Spilophora 
  • Squamispa 
  • Stenispa 
  • Stenopodius 
  • Stephanispa 
  • Sternocthispa 
  • Sternoplispa 
  • Sternostena 
  • Sternostenoides 
  • Stethispa 
  • Stilpnaspis 
  • Stoiba 
  • Stolas 
  • Strongylocassis 
  • Sumitrosis 
  • Syngambria 
  • Tapinaspis 
  • Tegocassis 
  • Temnochalepus 
  • Temnocthispa 
  • Teretrispa 
  • Terpsis 
  • Tetracassis 
  • Thlaspida 
  • Thlaspidosoma 
  • Thlaspidula 
  • Thomispa 
  • Thoracispa 
  • Torquispa 
  • Trichaspis 
  • Trichispa 
  • Trigonocassis 
  • Trilaccodea 
  • Unguispa 
  • Uroplata 
  • Vietocassis 
  • Wallacispa 
  • Xenarescus 
  • Xenicomorpha 
  • Xenochalepus 
  • Xiphispa 
  • Zatrephina 
  • Zeugonota 

3. Chrysomelinae

  • Agasta
  • Alfius
  • Calligrapha
  • Calomela
  • Cecchiniola
  • Chalcolampra
  • Chrysomela
  • Chrysolina
  • Colaphellus
  • Colaspidema
  • Crosita
  • Cyrtonastes
  • Cyrtonus
  • Dicranosterna
  • Doryphora
  • Entomoscelis
  • Gastrophysa
  • Geomela
  • Gonioctena
  • Hydrothassa
  • Labidomera
  • Lamprolina
  • Leptinotarsa
  • Linaedea
  • Machomena
  • Microtheca
  • Oomela
  • Oreina
  • Paleophaedon
  • Paropsides
  • Paropsis
  • Paropsisterna
  • Peltoschema
  • Phaedon
  • Phratora
  • Phola
  • Plagiodera
  • Prasocuris
  • Promechus
  • Proseicela
  • Rhaebosterna
  • Sclerophaedon
  • Smaragdina
  • Stenaspidiotus
  • Timarcha
  • Timarchida
  • Trachymela
  • Zira
  • Zygogramma

4. Criocerinae

Criocerini

  • Crioceris
  • Lilioceris

Lemini

  • Lema
  • Neolema
  • Oulema

5. Cryptocephalinae

  • Clytrini
    • Anomoea
    • Babia
    • Cheilotoma 
    • Chilotomina
    • Clytra 
    • Coleorozena
    • Coleothorpa
    • Coptocephala
    • Coscinoptera
    • Labidostomis
    • Lachnaia
    • Macrolenes
    • Megalostomis
    • Melitonoma
    • Otiocephala
    • Otiothraea
    • Saxinis
    • Smaragdina
    • Tituboea
    • Urodera
  • Cryptocephalini
    • Aporocera
    • Bassareus
    • Cadmus
    • Cryptocephalus
    • Diachus
    • Griburius
    • Lexiphanes
    • Pachybrachis
    • Triachus
  • Fulcidacini
    • Chlamisus
    • Diplacaspis
    • Exema
    • Poropleura
    • Melitochlamys 
    • Neochlamisus 
    • Pseudochlamys

6. Donaciinae

  • Donacia
  • Donaciella
  • Macroplea
  • Neohaemonia
  • Plateumaris
  • Poecilocera

7. Eumolpinae

    • Bromiini
      • Acrothinium
      • Andosia
      • Anidania
      • Aoria
      • Aoriopsis
      • Apolepis
      • Aulexis
      • Brevicolaspis
      • Bromius
      • Callipta
      • Caspiana
      • Cellomius
      • Chalcosicya
      • Colaspidea
      • Colaspina
      • Cryocolaspis
      • Damasus
      • Damelia
      • Demotina
      • Dermestops
      • Eboo
      • Eka
      • Endroedymolpus
      • Enneaoria
      • Erythraella
      • Eryxia
      • Fidia
      • Goniopleura
      • Hemiplatys
      • Heterotrichus
      • Hyperaxis
      • Irenes
      • Lahejia
      • Lepina
      • Macetes
      • Macrocoma
      • Malegia
      • Mecistes
      • Mesocolaspis
      • Neocles
      • Neocloides
      • Neofidia
      • Osnaparis
      • Pachnephoptrus
      • Pachnephorus
      • Parademotina
      • Parheminodes
      • Parnops
      • Phortus
      • Piomera
      • Profidia
      • Pseudaoria
      • Pseudocolaspis
      • Pseudolepis
      • Pseudometaxis
      • Pseudoxanthus
      • Rhodopaea
      • Semmiona
      • Scelodonta
      • Stasimus
      • Tanybria
      • Thootes
      • Trichochalcea
      • Trichochrysea
      • Trichotheca
      • Trichoxantha
      • Xanthonia
      • Xanthophorus

    • Caryonodini
      • Caryonoda
    • Cubispini
      • Cubispa
      • Lobispa
    • Eumolpini
      • Abiromorphus
      • Abirus
      • Acolaspoides
      • Acronymolpus
      • Adorea
      • Aemnestus
      • Agbalus
      • Agetinus
      • Agrianes
      • Agrosterna
      • Ajubus
      • Alethaxius
      • Alittus
      • Allocolaspis
      • Anachalcoplacis
      • Anchieta
      • Antitypona
      • Apterodina
      • Argoa
      • Aristonoda
      • Arnobiopsis
      • Arsoa
      • Atrichatus
      • Aulacia
      • Auranius
      • Australotymnes
      • Balya
      • Beltia
      • Brachypnoea
      • Callicolaspis
      • Caudatomolpus
      • Cazeresia
      • Chalcophana
      • Chalcophyma
      • Chalcoplacis
      • Chrysochares
      • Chrysochus
      • Chrysodinopsis
      • Chrysolampra
      • Cleptor
      • Clisithera
      • Colaspedusa
      • Colaspinella
      • Colaspis
      • Colaspoides
      • Corumbaea
      • Corysthea
      • Costalimaita
      • Coytiera
      • Cudnellia
      • Dematochroma
      • Dematotrichus
      • Dermorhytis
      • Deuteronoda
      • Dorysternoides
      • Drakhshandus
      • Dryadomolpus
      • Dumbea
      • Durangoita
      • Edusella
      • Edusoides
      • Endocephalus
      • Endoschyrus
      • Entomochirus
      • Epiphyma
      • Erotenia
      • Eucampylochira
      • Eucolaspinus
      • Eucolaspis
      • Eumolpus
      • Eupetale
      • Euphrytus
      • Eurysarcus
      • Exochognathus
      • Fractipes
      • Frenais
      • Freudeita
      • Freycolaspis
      • Geloptera
      • Glyptoscelis
      • Glyptosceloides
      • Guyanica
      • Heminodes
      • Hermesia
      • Hermesilla
      • Hylax
      • Hypoderes
      • Iphimeis
      • Iphimoides
      • Iphimolpus
      • Ischyrolampra
      • Ischyrolamprina
      • Isolepronota
      • Itatiaya
      • Kumatoeides
      • Lamprosphaerus
      • Ledesmodina
      • Lepinaria
      • Leprocolaspis
      • Lepronida
      • Lepronota
      • Llanomolpus
      • Longeumolpus
      • Lyraletes
      • Marajoarinha
      • Massiea
      • Megalocolaspoides
      • Melinodea
      • Metaparia
      • Metaxyonycha
      • Microaletes
      • Monrosiella
      • Montrouzierella
      • Murimolpus
      • Myochrous
      • Neoiphimeis
      • Neovianaeta
      • Nodocolaspis
      • Noriaia
      • Nycterodina
      • Ocnida
      • Olorus
      • Otilea
      • †Paleomolpus
      • Peniticus
      • Percolaspis
      • Phanaeta
      • Pilacolaspis
      • Plastonothus
      • Platycorynus
      • Plaumannita
      • Podoxenus
      • Prionodera
      • Prionoderita
      • Promecosoma
      • Pseudabirus
      • Pseudedusia
      • Pseudochoris
      • Pseudocolaspoides
      • Pygocolaspis
      • Rhabdopterus
      • Rhinobolus
      • Ruffoita
      • Samuelsonia
      • Schizonoda
      • Sibotes
      • Sphaeropis
      • Spintherophyta
      • Stereonoda
      • Sterneurus
      • Sternocolaspis
      • Stylomolpus
      • Susteraia
      • Taimbezinhia
      • Talurus
      • Taophila
      • Tectaletes
      • Thasycles
      • Theocolaspis
      • Therses
      • Thyra
      • Thysanomeros
      • Trichocolaspis
      • Tricholapita
      • Tymnes
      • Tyrannomolpus
      • Vianaeta
      • Vieteumolpus
      • Wittmerita
      • Xanthopachys
      • Zenocolaspis

    • Euryopini
      • Bechyneia
      • Cheiridella
      • Colasposoma
      • Eumolpopsis
      • Euryope
      • Lefevrea
      • Lucignolo
      • Melindea
      • Microhermesia
      • Obelistes
      • Odontiomorpha
      • Odontionopa
      • Paracrothinium
      • Pathius
      • Phascus
      • Platycornia
      • Taphioporus
      • Thysbina
      • Timentes
      • Trichostola

    • Habrophorini
      • Habrophora
      • Psathyrocerus
    • Hemydacnini
      • Hemydacne
      • Colasita
    • Megascelidini
      • Megascelis
      • Mariamela
    • Merodini
      • Meroda
    • Pygomolpini
      • Pygomolpus
    • Rosiroiini
      • Rosiroia
    • Typophorini
      • Afroeurydemus
      • Amblynetes
      • Aphilenia
      • Atomyria
      • Basilepta
      • Bedelia
      • Callisina
      • Cheiridea
      • Chloropterus
      • Chrysonopa
      • Chrysopida
      • Cleoparida
      • Cleoporus
      • Cleorina
      • Clypeolaria
      • Coniomma
      • Deretrichia
      • Edistus
      • Entreriosa
      • Epinodostoma
      • Eurydemus
      • Gaberella
      • Graphops
      • Gressittana
      • Gressittella
      • Iviva
      • Jansonius
      • Keeta
      • Labasa
      • Lindinia
      • Mandollia
      • Medvedemolpus
      • Meniellus
      • Menius
      • Metachroma
      • Microeurydemus
      • Micromolpus
      • Microsyagrus
      • Mireditha
      • Mouhotina
      • Nakanaia
      • Nodina
      • Nodostella
      • Pagellia
      • Pagria
      • Paraivongius
      • Parascela
      • Paria
      • Periparia
      • Phaedroides
      • Phainodina
      • Phytoparia
      • Phytorellus
      • Phytorus
      • Proliniscus
      • Pseudivongius
      • Pseudolpus
      • Pseudostonopa
      • Rhembastus
      • Rhynchomolpus
      • Rhyparida
      • Rhyparidella
      • Sarum
      • Sedlacekia
      • Selmania
      • Stethotes
      • Stizomolpus
      • Stygnobia
      • Syagrus
      • Thyrasia
      • Tijucana
      • Tricliona
      • Tricliophora
      • Typophorus
      • Vitibia
      • Zohrana

8. Galerucinae

  • Acalymma
  • Agelastica
  • Aplosonyx
  • Arima
  • Asbecesta
  • Aulacophora
  • Belarima
  • Calomicrus
  • Cneorane
  • Diorhabda
  • Diabrotica
  • Euluperus
  • Exosoma
  • Falsoexosoma
  • Galeruca
  • Galerucella
  • Leptomona
  • Lochmaea
  • Longitarsus
  • Luperus
  • Marseulia
  • Menippus
  • Monolepta
  • Normaltica
  • Nymphius
  • Oides
  • Phyllobrotica
  • Poneridia
  • Psylliodes
  • Pyrrhalta
  • Sermylassa
  • Theone
  • Trirhabda
  • Xanthogaleruca
  • Yingaresca

9. Lamprosomatinae

Cachiporrini

  • Cachiporra

Lamprosomatini

  • Archelamprosomius
  • Asisia
  • Damzenius
  • Dorisina
  • Lamprosoma
  • Lamprosomoides
  • Lychnophaes
  • Oomorphoides
  • Oomorphus
  • Oyarzuna
  • Scrophoomorphus
  • Succinoomorphus
  • Xenoomorphus

Neochlamysini

  • Neochlamys
  • Pseudolychnophaes

Sphaerocharini

  • Sphaerocharis

10. Sagrinae

  • Ametalla
  • Atalasis
  • Carpophagus
  • Coolgardica
  • Diaphanops
  • Duboulaia
  • Mecynodera
  • Megamerus
  • Neodiaphanops
  • Polyoptilus
  • Prionesthis
  • Pseudotoxotus
  • Sagra
  • Eosagra
  • Gallopsis
  • Palaeatalasis
  • Pulchritudo

11. Spilopyrinae

  • Allsortsia
  • Bohumiljania
  • Cheiloxena
  • Dorymolpus
  • Hornius
  • Macrolema
  • Richmondia
  • Spilopyra
  • Stenomela

12. Synetinae

  • Syneta
  • Thricolema

Physical Description and Identification

Adult

Size: 0.0393-0.71 in (0.1-1.8 cm), with some reaching lengths of 1.4 in.

Color: They are shiny, with various colors like blue, coppery, golden, or green.

Other Characteristic Features: The beetles of this family are round and domed, with antennae half the length of their body and shell-like elytra covering their abdomen.

Larva

The larvae vary greatly in appearance depending on the species. For instance, Colorado potato beetle larvae are thick-bodied, while several tortoise beetles have spines running along their bodies. They go through several instars for around 21 days.

Pupa

Pupation occurs inside a cocoon on the underside of the leaves of the host plant.

Egg

Females lay orange or yellow eggs on the leaves of a preferred host plant.

Quick Facts

Lifespan 5 – 14 days
Distribution Tropics
Habitat Varied
Predators Bugs, earwigs, ground beetles, and lacewing larva
Seasons active May to July
Host plants Clover, cottonweed, cucumber, green beans, milkweed, pumpkins, and soybeans
Diet of adults Flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, and stems of any suitable plant

Identifying the Damage Caused by Them

The larva and adults chew through leaves which can cause stunted growth in younger plants but is primarily cosmetic in mature plants.

Did You Know

  • French zoologist Pierre André Latreille first described this family of beetles in 1802.

  • Asparagus Beetles (Crioceris)

    The asparagus beetles belong to the leaf beetle family. As their name indicates, these beetles feed on asparagus primarily, with both the larvae and adults concol3red pests to these plants.

  • Calligrapha Beetles (Calligrapha)

    The calligrapha beetles are a genus belonging to the family of leaf beetles. They are covered with beautiful black markings that resemble calligraphy patterns, which give them their name.

  • Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)

    The Colorado potato beetle is a leaf beetle known for being a major pest to potato crops in North America and Europe. It is most well remembered for being part of a propaganda campaign between East Germany and the CIA during the Cold War.

  • Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata)

    The golden tortoise beetle is a member of the family of leaf beetles. It has two known sub species – Charidotella sexpunctata bicolor and Charidotella sexpunctata sexpunctata.

  • Striped Flea Beetle (Phyllotreta striolata)

    The striped flea beetle is a member of the leaf beetle family. It is known for being a pest of Brassica plants, mainly cabbage.

  • Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula)

    The green dock beetle is a member of the family of leaf beetles. Swedish entomologist Baron Charles de Geer first described this species in 1775.

  • Imperial Tortoise Beetle (Stolas imperialis)

    The imperial tortoise beetle belongs to the family of leaf beetles, noted for their bright and colorful appearance. German botanist Franz Späth first named it in 1898.

  • Rainbow Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina cerealis)

    The rainbow leaf beetle is a member of the family of leaf beetles. It is endangered in certain parts of the world like the United Kingdom, where it is protected by the Wildlife and Countrycol3 Act 1981. Its population in Wales, where the beetle thrived in certain regions, is also on the verge of decline, […]

  • Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela scripta)

    The cottonwood leaf beetle is a member of the leaf beetle family, attaining their name since they primarily feed on cottonwood alongcol3 other plants. Danish zoologist Johan Christian Fabricius first described the species in 1801.

  • Red-headed Flea Beetle (Systena frontalis)

    The red-headed flea beetle is a member of the family of leaf beetles. It is easily recognizable from the contrasting colors of its head and body. Danish zoologist Johan Christian Fabricius first described this species in 1801.