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Family Megalopodidae - Megalopodid Leaf Beetles

Zeugophora atra Chrysomelid - Zeugophora abnormis beetle - Zeugophora puberula Zeugophora varians Crotch - Zeugophora varians Cleridae - Zeugophora Tiny clerid-like beetle - Zeugophora Zeugophora - Zeugophora varians Zeugophora sp. - Zeugophora
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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.