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Species Heptispa brevicornis

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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
Species brevicornis (Heptispa brevicornis)
Explanation of Names
Heptispa brevicornis Riley 2015
Size
length 3.8–3.9 mm (based on 2 known spmns) (1)
Identification

HOLOTYPE (1)
This is an unusual and noteworthy beetle possessing hispine characters not seen in other species from the United States and a combination of characters probably not found in any other hispine. The form of the antennae is its most unique character. They are especially short, each composed of seven articulating antennomeres that are nearly uniform in width, with the intermediate segments (IV–VI) being especially short. (1)
Range
Known only from 2 spmns coll'ed at the type locality: TEXAS: Cameron Co., 6 mi. E Brownsville - January 13, 1972 (1)
Remarks
Texas Parks and Wildlife considers this a SGCN (2)(Riley and King 2009)
Print References
Riley, E.G. and J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin.