Glyphuroplata pluto (Newman)

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

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Glyphuroplata pluto (Newman)


Glyphuroplata pluto (Newman)

On 7 August 2013 in Pelham, Massachusetts, I was given a 3 cm tall specimen of Panicum sp. ( Poaceae ) that had been pulled up as a garden weed. One of the leaves contained a beetle larva which had mined out all of the mesophyll in the apical 25 mm of a 29 mm long, 3 mm wide leaf. The mine was puffy and crisscrossed with long strands of frass ( Fig. 6). The adult beetle emerged on 21 August and fed by scraping small, elongate channels in the underside of an unidentified grass leaf that had been placed in the rearing vial, over an area about 1 cm long near the tip of the leaf. The only previous record of this species that unambiguously refers to a larval host is Frost’ s (1924) report of mines on Panicum capillare L., which includes no description of the mine.