Calligrapha californica (Linell, 1896) Edit

Calligrapha sp.

10th August, 2008. Elk Island NP, Astotin Lake in the reed area.

Arthropods (Arthropoda)---Insects (Insecta)---Beetles (Coleoptera)----Polyphaga----Chrysomeloidea----Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae)----Chrysomelinae----Calligrapha----C. californica

Adults feed on Beggarticks and related plants. Apparently the The British Columbia Cranberry Growers Association considers Calligrapha californica beetles beneficial, as it feeds on weeds in their cranberry bogs.

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