Odontota mundula (Sanderson)

Eiseman, Charles S., 2014, New Host Records and Other Notes on North American Leaf-Mining Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera), The Coleopterists Bulletin 68 (3), pp. 351-359 : 354

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1649/072.068.0302

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/FD4B87B6-3125-FFC2-FCFB-FBDA0A25FA6B

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Odontota mundula (Sanderson)
status

 

Odontota mundula (Sanderson)

Amphicarpaea bracteata (L.) Fernald ( Fabaceae ) is the only known host for larvae and adults of this beetle (Ford and Cavey 1985; Staines 2012). In a single patch of this plant in Pelham, Massachusetts, on 29 June 2012, I found larvae of both O. mundula and Leucanthiza amphicarpeaefoliella Clemens ( Lepidoptera : Gracillariidae ). Although both insects made blotch mines, those of the moth were only in the upper leaf surface and had the frass in dense central masses composed of small, often indistinct pellets, whereas the beetle mines were full-depth with the frass in scattered strips. In more than one instance, a beetle larva had invaded the mine of a moth larva ( Fig. 9). Adult beetles emerged from the mines I collected beginning on 9 July.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Odontota