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Genus Pteleon

Pteleon brevicornis (Jacoby) - Pteleon brevicornis golden cactus flower beetle - Pteleon brevicornis Cantharis ? - Pteleon brevicornis Cantharis ? - Pteleon brevicornis beetle on cactus petals - Pteleon brevicornis beetle on cactus petals next to a pair of Carpophilus - Pteleon brevicornis Chrysomelidae? - Pteleon brevicornis Chrysomelidae? - Pteleon brevicornis
Classification
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 Luperini
Subtribe Luperina-subtribe
Genus Pteleon
Explanation of Names
Pteleon Jacoby 1888
Numbers
A single species in our area, 3 spp. total(1)
Range
sw. US (CA to UT-TX) & Mexico(1)
Remarks
member of the section Exosomites Wilcox 1965 [unavailable family-group name]
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.