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Family Megalopodidae - Megalopodid Leaf Beetles

Chrysomelid - Zeugophora abnormis beetle - Zeugophora puberula Zeugophora varians Crotch - Zeugophora varians Megalopodid Leaf Beetle - Zeugophora varians Chrysomelid - Zeugophora Zeugophora Zeugophora scutellaris? - Zeugophora Zeugophora scutellaris? - Zeugophora
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Megalopodidae (Megalopodid Leaf Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Megalopodidae Latreille 1802
Numbers
~9 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ~350 spp. in 30 genera total(2)
Identification
All tibiae with 2 apical spurs, front of head without X-shaped grooves, head with short but distinct temple behind eye, set off from narrowed neck; apex of mandible bidentate; mesonotum with a stridulatory file. Pronotum with one or more sensorial setae at the anterior margin.
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.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.