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Genus Heptispa

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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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Heptispa
Explanation of Names
Heptispa Weise 1906
Numbers
a single species n. of Mex., (6 spp. total) (1)
Range
genus ranges from southernmost TX (Cameron Co.; only 2 specimens known) to Brazil (1)
Habitat
in TX, collected once, by beating mostly mimosoid shrubs (W.E. Clark, pers. comm., 2009)
Season
in TX, collected in mid-January (1)
Print References
Riley, E.G. and J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin.
Staines, C.L. 1996. The Hispinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Nicaragua. Revista NicaragĂĽense de EntomologĂ­a 37/38A: 1-32.