Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing leaf beetles)
The galerucines feed on dicots, however some genera may have adapted to monocots. Adults generally feed on pollen and also fresh leaves of their host plants, and the larvae feed on their roots. Many species feed on wild plants, trees and bushes, and many are polyphagous
Remarks : Most are serious agricultural pests, causing damage directly by plant feeding or indirectly by transmitting viruses. Some species have been used in the biological control of weeds.