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  • Calligrapha Beetle - (Calligrapha spp)

    Calligrapha Beetle - (Calligrapha spp)

    The intricate black markings on the elytra of Calligrapha Beetles resemble a delicate script often reserved for fine stationery.

    Staff Writer (8/2/2017): Calligrapha Beetles come in a variety of colors. There are many species, each with a unique pattern on the elytra (wing coverings). They are leaf beetles, feeding on plant tissue. It is possible for this beetle to eat all the leaves of a plant, but usually established plants recover and they are generally not considered a pest. Young plants, however, may need the assistance of a pesticide to survive vigorous beetle activity.

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    Calligrapha Beetle

    Category: Beetle
    Common name: Calligrapha Beetle
    Scientific Name: Calligrapha spp

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Coleoptera
          Family: Chrysomelidae
           Genus: Calligrapha
            Species: spp

    Size (Adult, Length): 9mm to 12mm (0.35in to 0.47in)

    Identifying Colors: black, ivory, red, yellow, orange, brown

    Additional Descriptors: spotted, two-toned, flying, leaf, lined, shiny, metallic

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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