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Genus Monoxia

Chrysomelid on brittle bush - Monoxia sordida Monoxia? - Monoxia Leaf Beetle - Monoxia Leaf Beetle - Monoxia Chrysomelid - Monoxia Monoxia? - Monoxia Monoxia Monoxia? - Monoxia
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Galerucini
No Taxon (Section Schematizites)
Genus Monoxia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
heterogeneous group(1)
Explanation of Names
Monoxia LeConte 1865
Numbers
17 spp. in our area(2), 18 described spp. total + some undescribed(1)
Identification
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)
Range
w. US, New World(1)
Life Cycle
The larvae are leaf miners, or they feed on flowers or fruit(1)
Print References
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.(3)
Riley, E.G. 2020. A new species of Monoxia LeConte, 1865 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Galerucini) from the coast of southern Texas, USA. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 96(3): 189-196.
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.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.A study of LeConte's types of the beetles in the genus Monoxia, with descriptions of new species
Doris Holmes Blake. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 87, No. 3072, pp. 145-171.