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Genus Pentispa

Orange Chalepini - Pentispa suturalis leaf beetle - Pentispa suturalis Odontota? but which one? - Pentispa suturalis Pentispa distincta (Baly) - Pentispa distincta Pentispa distincta (Baly) - Pentispa distincta Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) - Pentispa melanura Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) - Pentispa melanura Pentispa distincta (Baly) - Pentispa distincta
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 Chalepini
Genus Pentispa
Explanation of Names
Pentispa Chapuis 1875
3 spp. in our area, ~30 total(1)
primarily neotropical, so. US to Ecuador (mostly Mesoamerica); in our area, TX-AZ(1)