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Flea Beetle discovered by Mardon (#2917)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 29, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Posted on: July 30, 2014 @ 2:35 PM (diff: 1 days)
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Caught in net during grass sweep

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By Lessa on 7/31/2014 8:44:31 AM

So is it a flea, or a beetle? 

By Lessa on 7/31/2014 8:44:31 AM

So is it a flea, or a beetle? 

By Mardon on 7/31/2014 11:53:19 AM

Hi Lessa,

It's a beetle.

I'm prone to 'over-explain' so here's the long answer. In taxonomic terms,  Flies, Beetles and Fleas are all Insects, since they belong to the scientific Class Insecta. But below that, they all belong to separate Orders. Flies are in the Order Diptera, Beetles are in the Order Coleoptera and Fleas are in the Order Siphonaptera. I think Flea Beetles must get their name from being about the same size as Fleas and jumping like Fleas do.  But they are definitely Beetles  Flea Beetles belong to the Tribe Alticini.

Mardon

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