Lochmaea suturalis

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Lochmaea suturalis


Taxonavigation: Chrysomeloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
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)


  • Galeruca suturalis Thomson, 1866: 151 (original combination)
  • Lochmaea suturalis var. nigrita Weise, 1886: 614


Primary references[edit]

  • Weise, J. 1886. Chrysomelidae. Lieferung 4. Pp. 569–768. In: Naturgeschichte der Insecten Deutschlands. Erste Abteilung Coleoptera. Sechster Band. [1893]. Berlin: Nicolaische Verlags-Buchhandlung, xiv + 1161, 1 pl. [issued in parts]. BHL

Additional references[edit]

  • Beenen, R. 2010. Galerucinae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 443–491. In: Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6. Chrysomeloidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 924 pp. ISBN 978-87-88757-84-2. Google Books. Reference page
  • 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