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Genus Parchicola

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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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Monomacra Genus Group)
Genus Parchicola
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Long assigned to Monomacra, a large "catch-all" genus found throughout the Neotropics(1)
Explanation of Names
Parchicola J. Bechyné & B. Špringlová de Bechyné 1975
2 spp. in our area(1)
se. US(1)
hosts: Passifloraceae(1)
Print References
Bechyné J., Špringlová de Bechyné B. (1975) Notas sobre la serie filética de Monomacra y sus formas convergentes (Col. Phytophaga, Alticidae). Revista de la Facultad de Agronomia (Maracay) 8(4): 25-140.
Riley E.G., Clark S.M., Gilbert A.J. (2001) New records, nomenclatural changes, and taxonomic notes for select North American leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi 15(1): 1-17. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.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.