Alagoasa fasciata

Flea Beetle


Alagoasa fasciata, flea beetle photo from Haiti

Family: Chrysomelidae

Subfamily: Galerucinae

Tribe: Alticini

Length: beetle in the photo 6.8 mm

 

Alagoasa is a genus made up of about 200 described species, destributed from Mexico to Argentina, and in the Antilles. Life histories of beetles in this genus are almost completely unknown, but one species feeds on a plant in the Verbena family (Verbenaceae).

Photo data: 16 January 2020. Maniche, Sud, Haiti.

GPS data: 18.345, -73.767. Elevation 65 meters.

Determined by Dr. Shawn Clark, Brigham Young University.

Alagoasa fasciata, Haiti photo of flea beetle