Samiksha Jaiswal

Gonioctena fornicata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Chrysomeloidea
Scientific name  Gonioctena fornicata
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Coleoptera
Family  Chrysomelidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Gonioctena, Gonioctena viminalis, Gonioctena decemnotata, Gonioctena variabilis, Gastrophysa polygoni

Gonioctena fornicata is a species of broad-shouldered leaf beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Chrysomelinae.

These beetles are 6–7 mm long, the head is black, elytra and pronotum are red, with two black dots on the pronotum and five black dots on the elytra. They mainly feed on alfalfa plant (Medicago sativa), Trifolium and other Fabaceae species.

This species is mainly found in Poland, Italy, South Russia, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania and Jugoslavia.

Subspecies

  • Spartoxena fornicata fornicata (Bruggemann, 1873)
  • References

    Gonioctena fornicata Wikipedia


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