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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: Chrysomelinae
Tribus: Chrysomelini
Subtribus: Doryphorina
Genus: Zygogramma
Species: Z. arizonica – Z. bicolorata – Z. conjuncta – Z. continua – Z. disrupta – Z. estriata – Z. exclamationis – Z. heterothecae – Z. malvae – Z. opifera – Z. piceicollis – Z. signatipennis – Z. suturalis – Z. tortuosa – ...


Zygogramma Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836: 398

Type species: Chrysomela pulcra Fabricius, 1792 [= Chrysomela suturalis Fabricius, 1775], by subsequent designation by Motschulsky, 1860: 181.
Primary references

Chevrolat, L.A.A. 1836. [new taxa]. In: Dejean, P.F.M.A. Catalogue des Coléoptères de la collection de M. le comte Dejean. Deuxième édition. [Livraison 5]. Paris: Méquignon-Marvis Père et Fils. pp. 361–443. BHL. Reference page.

Additional references

Theoretical foundations of introduction of Ambrosia leaf-beetles of the genus Zygogramma Chevr. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) to the USSR for biological control of Ambrosia weeds.
On the structure of genital and pregenital sternits in Zygogramma Chevr. and Leptinotarsa Stal (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae).

Vernacular names
English: Parthenium Beetle
русский: Амброзиевые листоеды

Zygogramma is a large genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Chrysomelinae, which includes approximately 100 species. 13 species occur north of Mexico.[2]

Adults and larvae are herbivorous on various host plants. Zygogramma exclamationis is a pest species of sunflower crops in North America.[3] At least two species have also been used as a form of biological pest control: Zygogramma bicolorata was introduced to India as a biocontrol agent for the weed Parthenium hysterophorus,[4] and Zygogramma suturalis was introduced to Russia as a control for Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed).[5]
Selected Species

Zygogramma arizonica Schaeffer, 1906
Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister, 1953
Zygogramma conjuncta (Rogers, 1856)
Zygogramma continua (J. L. LeConte, 1868)
Zygogramma disrupta (Rogers, 1856)
Zygogramma estriata Schaeffer, 1919
Zygogramma exclamationis (Fabricius, 1798)
Zygogramma heterothecae Linell, 1896
Zygogramma malvae (Stål, 1859)
Zygogramma opifera (Stål, 1860)
Zygogramma piceicollis (Stål, 1859)
Zygogramma signatipennis (Stål, 1859)
Zygogramma suturalis (Fabricius, 1775)
Zygogramma tortuosa (Rogers, 1856)


"Zygogramma Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
"Genus: Zygogramma". BugGuide. 2015. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
Janet J. Knodel; Laurence D. Charlet; Phillip A. Glogoza (2000). "Biology and Pest Management of the Sunflower Beetle in North Dakota". North Dakota State University. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
"Zygogramma bicolorata (Mexican beetle)". Invasive Species Compendium. 2012. Retrieved 2017-02-12.

Kovalev, O.V.; Reznik, S.Ya.; Cherkashin, V.N. (1983). "Specific features of the methods of using Zygogramma Chevr. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in biological control of ragweeds (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., A. psilostachya D.C.)". Entomologicheskoe Obozrenije (in Russian). 62: 402–408.

External links

List of publications for Zygogramma at the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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