Dogbane Leaf Beetle - appox. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Chrysochus
Species: Auratus
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Updated May 17 2019
Goldenrod Leaf Beetle - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Trirhabda
Species: Canadensis?
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Updated August 13 2013
Spotted Cucumber Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Diabrotica
Species: Undecimpunctata
Northern Corn Rootworm Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Diabrotica
Species: Barberi
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Goldenrod Leaf Miner Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Microrhopala
Species: Vittata
Asparagus Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Crioceris
Species: Asparagi
Striped Cucumber Beetle - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Acalymma
Species: Vittatum
Ragweed Leaf Beetle - approx. 8 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Zygogramma
Species: Suturalis
Similar species: Calligrapha Lunata
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Bean Leaf Beetle - approx. 8 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Cerotoma
Species: Trifurcata
Tortoise Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Plagiometriona (now Helocassis?)
Species: Clavata
Three-lined Potato Beetle - approx. 8 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Lema
Species: Daturaphila
Leaf Miner Beetle - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Baliosus
Species: Nervosus
Possibly Sumitrosis inaequalis
Loosestrife Leaf Beetles - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Galerucella (Neogalerucella)
Species: Calmariensis
Introduced from Europe to control Purple Loosestrife
Swamp Milkweed Beetle - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Labidomera
Species: Clivicollis
Goldenrod Leaf Beetle larva - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Trirhabda
Species: Canadensis?
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Updated August 13 2013
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Golden Tortoise Leaf Beetles - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Charidotella
Species: Sexpunctata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Feeds on the leaves of plants in the Morning Glory family
(
Convolvulaceae) - has the ability to change colour
Willow Calligrapha Beetle - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Calligrapha
Species: Multipunctata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated June 1 2019
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Mottled Tortoise Beetle - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Deloyala
Species: Guttata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Feeds on the leaves of plants in the Morning Glory family
(
Convolvulaceae)
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Updated December 30 2011
St John's Wort Beetles - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Chrysolina
Species: Hyperici or Quadrigemina
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Introduced from Europe to control St John's Wort
Viburnum Leaf Beetles - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Pyrrhalta
Species: Viburni
Native to Europe
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated February 27 2013
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Vetch Bruchid Leaf Beetle - approx. 3 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Bruchus
Species: Brachialis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Native to Europe
Calligrapha Beetle - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Calligrapha
Species: Scalaris?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
C. scalaris feeds on Elm - a very similar species feeds on
Dogwood - Possibly they are the same species
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Updated April 24 2013
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Updated February 8 2015
Also known as Southern Corn Rootworm
Imported Willow Leaf Beetle - approx. 4 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Plagiodera
Species: Versicolora
Brachypnoea Leaf Beetle - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Brachypnoea
Species: Puncticollis?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Western Corn Rootworm Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Diabrotica
Species: Virgifera
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Thistle Tortoise Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Cassida
Species: Rubiginosa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Native to Europe
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Updated November 20 2014
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Dogwood Calligrapha Beetle - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Calligrapha
Species: Philadelphica
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Host plant is Dogwood
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Updated June 30 2013
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Scriptured Leaf Beetle - approx. 3 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Pachybrachis (Scriptured Leaf Beetles)
Species: Peccans
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated July 6 2013
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Calligrapha Beetle - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Calligrapha
Species: Californica
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Colorado Potato Beetle - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Leptinotarsa
Species: Decemlineata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated August 3 2013
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Updated October 10 2018
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Updated August 16 2013
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Imported Willow Leaf Beetle larvae - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Plagiodera
Species: Versicolora
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated August 16 2013
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Potato Flea Beetle - approx. 2 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Psylliodes
Species: Affinis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Thistle Tortoise Beetle larva - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Cassida
Species: Rubiginosa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Accumulates moult skins and excrement on its back for
protection - native to Europe
Paria Leaf Beetle - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Paria
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated October 24 2016
Tortoise Beetle - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Charidotella
Species: Purpurata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Dogbane Leaf Beetle on Indian Hemp - approx. 1 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - July 2012
Goldenrod Leaf Beetle - approx. 1 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - July 2007
Spotted Cucumber Beetle on New England Aster - approx. 7 mm - Toronto Islands - October 2011
Northern Corn Rootworm Beetle - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2007
Goldenrod Leaf Miner Beetle - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2008
Asparagus Beetle - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2008
Striped Cucumber Beetle - approx. 6 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - September 2011
Tortoise Beetle - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - May 2010
Three-lined Potato Beetle - approx. 8 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2013
Leaf Miner Beetle - approx. 5 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2010
Loosestrife Leaf Beetles on Purple Loosestrife - approx. 6 mm - Leslie Spit  - May 2011
Goldenrod Leaf Beetle larva - approx. 1 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - June 2009
Golden Tortoise Leaf Beetles on Hedge Bindweed - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - May 2011
Willow Calligrapha Beetle - approx. 1 cm - Leslie Spit - June 2011
Mottled Tortoise Beetle on Hedge Bindweed - approx. 6 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - July 2011
Viburnum Leaf Beetles on Highbush Cranberry - approx. 6 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area)  - July 2008
Vetch Bruchid Leaf Beetle - approx. 3 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - July 2008
Calligrapha Beetle on Dogwood species - approx. 1 cm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - July 2012
Imported Willow Leaf Beetles - approx. 4 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2010
Brachypnoea Leaf Beetle - approx. 5 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - June 2009
Western Corn Rootworm Beetle on Common Tansy - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2008
Thistle Tortoise Beetle on Burdock - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - June 2013
Dogwood Calligrapha Beetle - approx. 1 cm - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - June 2013
Scriptured Leaf Beetle - approx. 3 mm - Leslie Spit - July 2013
Calligrapha Beetle on Beggarticks - approx. 6 mm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - July 2013
Colorado Potato Beetle on Bittersweet Nightshade - approx. 1 cm - Scarborough (Armadale) - July 2013
Imported Willow Leaf Beetle larvae - approx. 5 mm - Toronto Islands - July 2013
Potato Flea Beetle - approx. 2 mm - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - June 2013
Thistle Tortoise Beetle larva on Canada Thistle - approx. 6 mm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - June 2013
Paria Leaf Beetle on Maryland Sanicle - approx. 5 mm - Humber Valley (King's Mill Park) - June 2014
Tortoise Beetle - approx. 6 mm - Rouge Park - July 2014
St John's Wort Beetles on St John's Wort - approx. 5 mm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - June 2009
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Updated October 24 2016
Twelve-spotted Asparagus Beetle - approx. 6 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Crioceris
Species: Duodecimpunctata
Native to Europe, Asia and North Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Twelve-spotted Asparagus Beetle - approx. 6 mm - Rouge Park - May 2015
Native to Europe, Asia and North Africa
Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela) - approx. 8 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Chrysomela
Species: Mainensis?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela) on Populus species - approx. 8 mm - Rouge Park (Twyn Rivers)- June 2015
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Updated May 19 2019
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Updated December 29 2015
Bean Leaf Beetle - approx. 8 mm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - June 2012
Plateumaris rufa - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Plateumaris
Species: Rufa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily Donaciinae (Aquatic Leaf Beetles
Plateumaris rufa - approx. 1 cm - Caledon Lake Forest - June 2017
Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - approx. 5 mm - Terra Cotta Conservation Area - August 2017
Colaspis Leaf Beetle - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Colaspis
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Colaspis Leaf Beetle - approx. 5 mm - High Park - July 2017
Elm Leaf Beetle - approx. 8 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Xanthogaleruca
Species: Luteola
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Elm Leaf Beetle - approx. 8 mm - High Park - August 2018
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Updated December 8 2018
Similar to the Goldenrod Leaf Beetle (see above) - in
Trirhabda species the 3rd antenna segment (from the
head) is shorter than the 4th - with the Elm Leaf Beetle the
3rd segment is the same size or longer than the 4th
Ophraella communa - approx. 5 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Ophraella
Species: Communa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Ophraella communa - approx. 5 mm - High Park - July 2018
Similar to Ophraella notulata
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Updated February 22 2019
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Updated February 22 2019
Ragweed Leaf Beetle on Ragweed species - approx. 8 mm - York Regional Forest (North Tract) - September 2018
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Updated April 1 2019
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Swamp Milkweed Beetles on Swamp MIlkweed - approx. 1 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2018
Swamp Milkweed Beetle larva - approx. 1 cm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Labidomera
Species: Clivicollis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated April 1 2019
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Swamp Milkweed Beetle larva on Swamp MIlkweed - approx. 1 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2017
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Updated May 17 2019
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Updated May 17 2019
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Viburnum Leaf Beetle larva - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Genus: Pyrrhalta
Species: Viburni
Native to Europe
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated February 27 2013
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Viburnum Leaf Beetle larva on Highbush Cranberry - approx. 7 mm - Toronto Islands  - June 2018