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Genus Hemisphaerota

Palmetto Tortoise Beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea Larval Palmetto Tortoise - Hemisphaerota cyanea We'll add Mississippi - Hemisphaerota cyanea Palmetto Tortoise Beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea Hemisphaerota cyanea - Palmetto Tortoise Beetle - Hemisphaerota cyanea Palmetto Tortoise Beetles - Hemisphaerota cyanea - male - female Hemisphaerota cyanea
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
Genus Hemisphaerota
Explanation of Names
Hemisphaerota Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
a single species in our area(1), 9 spp. total(2)
se. US (KY-FL-MS-TX), West Indies (esp. Cuba) and Brazil(2)
hosts: various palms (Arecaceae)(2)