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Genus Phydanis

Phydanis bicolor Horn - Phydanis bicolor - male Phydanis bicolor Horn - Phydanis bicolor - female in grassland with little blooming Acacia bushes - Phydanis
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 Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Phydanis Genus Group)
Genus Phydanis
Explanation of Names
Phydanis Horn 1889
Numbers
A single species in our area, several spp. total(1)
Identification
Males have distinctive antennae
Range
TX & Mexico(1)
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.