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Subtribe Megalostomina

Beetle - Coleothorpa dominicana Chrysomelid? - Coleorozena vittata Casebearer - Coscinoptera aeneipennis Red and Black Leaf Beetle - Megalostomis pyropyga Beetle - Coleothorpa dominicana Coleothorpa on Copper Mallow - Coleothorpa Orange-striped beetle on Gambel oak - Coleothorpa vittigera Stripped Coleothorpa - Coleothorpa vittigera
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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Clytrini
Subtribe Megalostomina
Explanation of Names
Megalostomina Lacordaire 1848
Life Cycle
Larvae of Coleothorpa and Megalostomis are myrmecophiles; Megalostomis larvae are associated with Atta(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.