Trirhabda canadensis (Kirby, 1837)Edit

Arthropods (Arthropoda)----Insects (Insecta)----Beetles (Coleoptera)----Polyphaga----Chrysomeloidea----Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae)----Galerucinae----Trirhabda----T. canadensis
Goldenrod leaf beetle

24th July, 2008. Flying around a dry meadow habitat, Sherwood Park.

The Trirhabda sp. beetles can easily be recognized by a basic shape and pattern; all members of the genus have it. Typical patterns in the genus other than striped species include a basic all one colour pattern(such as grey or even a bright metallic green) with a yellow border. The Goldenrod leaf beetle can be seperated from similar yellow and black striped species by the much wider yellow stripes and smaller spots on the pronotum and head.
Goldenrod leaf beetle larva

2nd September, 2008