Galerucella

A Leaf Beetle

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Coleoptera

Family: Chrysomelidae

Genus: Galerucella

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Introduced

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

NOTES

Galerucella calmariensis and Galerucella pusilla were introduced for biocontrol of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).

PHOTOS OF Galerucella

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS