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Tribe Hemisphaerotini

Palmetto Tortoise Beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea no idea - Hemisphaerota cyanea palmetto tortoise beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea palmetto tortoise beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea Palmetto Tortoise Beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea Hemisphaerota cyanea - Palmetto Tortoise Beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea Hemisphaerota cyanea
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 Hemisphaerotini
Explanation of Names
Hemisphaerotini Monrós & Viana 1951
Numbers
a single species in our area(1), ~50 spp. in 2 genera total(2)
Range
neotropical(2)
Food
on palms (Arecaceae)(2)
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.
2.Cassidinae of the world - an interactive manual (by Lech Borowiec and Jolanta Świętojańska)