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Genus Saxinis

Saxinis saucia immaculata - Saxinis saucia - male - female What species of insect is this? - Saxinis Which species of Saxinis is this? - Saxinis Chrysomelidae, Case-bearing, lateral - Saxinis omogera Red-shouldered beetle in northern AZ  - Saxinis saucia Soapberry Beetle - Saxinis Clytrini on Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa) - Saxinis Red-Shouldered Beetle? - Saxinis
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 Babiina
Genus Saxinis
Explanation of Names
Saxinis Lacordaire 1848
10 spp. in our area (all in the subg. Boreosaxinis), __ in 2 subgenera total(1)
primarily neotropical group; in our area, S. omogera is the only eastern species (eastern 2/3 of the US + ON), the rest are restricted to sw. US, with S. saucia ranging into BC(1)(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.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska