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1 March 2009 Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Galerucinae, Tribe Alticini
Robert J. Barney, Shawn M. Clark, Edward G. Riley
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An examination of leaf beetle specimens (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the largest beetle collections in Kentucky, recent inventory work in state nature preserves and other protected areas, and a review of the literature revealed eighty-four species of the tribe Alticini (Subfamily Galerucinae) present in Kentucky, forty-five of which are unreported previously for the state. Distribution maps and label data are presented for the eighty-four Kentucky species including spatial (state and Kentucky county records), temporal (years and months of collection in Kentucky), and plant association information. The following species are reported from Kentucky for the first time: Blepharida rhois (Forster), Luperaltica senilis (Say), Phyllotreta cruciferae (Goeze), Ceraltica insolita (Melsheimer), Glyptina brunnea Horn, Glyptina cyanipennis (Crotch), Glyptina spuria LeConte, Longitarsus acutipennis Blatchley, Longitarsus arenaceus Blatchley, Longitarsus melanurus (Melsheimer), Longitarsus pratensis (Panzer), Longitarsus testaceus (Melsheimer), Systena frontalis (F.), Systena hudsonias (Forster), Altica chalybea Illiger, Altica knabii Blatchley, Altica litigata Fall, Orthaltica copalina (F.), Orthaltica melina Horn, Epitrix humeralis Dury, Margaridisa atriventris (Melsheimer), Mantura floridana Crotch, Chaetocnema fuscata R. White, Chaetocnema quadricollis Schwarz, Disonycha admirabila Blatchley, Disonycha alternata (Illiger), Disonycha arizonae Casey, Disonycha caroliniana (F.), Disonycha fumata fumata (LeConte), Disonycha leptolineata Blatchley, Lupraea picta (Say), Parchicola iris (Olivier), Parchicola tibialis (Olivier), Capraita circumdata (Randall), Capraita scalaris (Melsheimer), Capraita sexmaculata (Illiger), Capraita subvittata (Horn), Kuschelina fimbriata (Forster), Kuschelina gibbitarsa (Say), Kuschelina miniata (F.), Kuschelina perplexa (Blake), Kuschelina suturella (Say), Dibolia sinuata Horn, Pseudodibolia opima (LeConte), and Psylliodes punctulatus Melsheimer.

Robert J. Barney, Shawn M. Clark, and Edward G. Riley "Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Galerucinae, Tribe Alticini," Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 70(1), 29-55, (1 March 2009).
Published: 1 March 2009

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