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Range: Texas, Mexico
Flight Period: Specimens from every month except October & December in the TAMUIC.
Host: This species feeds on members of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae
This genus includes more than 60 described species. (Arnett et al. 2002).
However only two range north of Mexico:
Paranapiacaba connexa (J. L. LeConte, 1865) - TX / Mex.
Paranapiacaba tricincta (Say, 1824) - AZ, Co, KS, NM, SD, TX, UT, WY / Mex.
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.
Wilcox, J.A. 1965. A synopsis of the North American Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Bulletin of the New York State Museum Survey, 400:1-226.
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