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Short-horned Pteleon

Pteleon brevicornis (Jacoby)

Family Chrysomelidae, Subfamily Galerucinae, Tribe Luperini


Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., TX
October 12, 2004 (M Stangeland & K Davis)

State Records for Pteleon brevicornis

State Record Data from Riley et al. 2003

Range: Occurs from Texas to California, north to Nevada and Utah, south to northern Mexico (Arnett et al. 2002).

Host: A small series (eight adults) were collected in Texas from Psilostrophe gnaphaloides - cudweed paperflower, family Asteraceae (Clark et al. 2004)

Similar Species: Two other species of Pteleon are found only in Mexico (Arnett et al. 2002).


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Clark, S.M., D.G. LeDoux, T.N. Seeno, E.G. Riley, A.J. Gilbert & J.M. Sullivan. 2004. Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae exclusive of Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.

Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, & T.N. Seeno. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 1, 290 pp.

20 Jan 2007   Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information