Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
16 spp. in our area(2)
, 18 described spp. total + some undescribed(1)
Species identification in this genus normally requires aedeagal examination, or at least examination of detailed characters that do not show up in the photographs. (S.M. Clark, pers. comm. to =v= 12.xi.2010)
New World; in our area, most spp. confined to the western half of the US(1)
The larvae are leaf miners, or they feed on flowers or fruit(1)
Blake, D.H. 1939. A study of LeConte's types of the beetles in the genus Monoxia, with descriptions of new species. Proc US Natl Mus 87(3072): 145-171.