Lochmaea suturalis

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Taxonavigation: Chrysomeloidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Chrysomelidae
Subfamilia: Galerucinae
Tribus: Galerucini
Genus: Lochmaea
Species: Lochmaea suturalis


Lochmaea suturalis (Thomson, 1866)


  • Harman, H.M.; Weir, B.S.; Wells, S.J.; Howitt, R.L.J. 2009: Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Lochmaea suturalis, the heather beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a pest in Europe and a biocontrol agent in New Zealand. Molecular ecology resources, 9: 594-596.
  • Syrett, P.; Smith, L.A.; Bourner, T.C.; Fowler, S.V.; Wilcox, A. 2000: A European pest to control a New Zealand weed: investigating the safety of heather beetle, Lochmaea suturalis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for biological control of heather, Calluna vulgaris. Bulletin of entomological research, 90: 169-178.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: heather beetle