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Tribe Imatidiini

cylindrical beetle - Stenispa metallica Stenispa metallica Odd black beetle of unknown family - Stenispa metallica Stenispa metallica beetle - Stenispa metallica Beetle - Stenispa metallica Stenispa metallica Stenispa metallica? - Stenispa metallica
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Imatidiini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cephaloleiini Chapuis 1875(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Imatidiniini Hope 1840
2 spp. in a single genus in our area(3), ~400 spp. in 16 genera total(1)
neotropical group ranging into e. US(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the hispines of the World
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.