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Genus Stenopodius

Narrow-footed Hispine - Stenopodius Hispine on Abutilon, Stenopodius or Brachycoryna? - Stenopodius flavidus Beetle - Stenopodius flavidus Stenopodius sp. - Stenopodius flavidus Stenopodius texanus? - Stenopodius Stenopodius texanus? - Stenopodius Stenopodius lateralis Stenopodius lateralis
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 Stenopodius
Explanation of Names
Stenopodius Horn 1883
7 spp., all in our area(1)
difficult to impossible to ID to species even with specimen in hand (E.G. Riley, pers. comm.)
Most restricted to sw. US, but S. lateralis ranges from Mexico to AB-SK(1)
Malvaceae, mostly Sphaeralcea(1)