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Genus Chalepus

Hispinae - Chalepus walshii Leaf beetle - Chalepus walshii Chalepus walshii? - Chalepus walshii Chalepus bellulus (Chapuis) - Chalepus bellulus Highly Textured - Chalepus bicolor Unknown Beetle - Chalepus Chalepus? - Chalepus walshii Red and blue bug - Chalepus sanguinicollis
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 Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Chalepus
Explanation of Names
Chalepus Thunberg 1805
Numbers
5 spp. in our area, ~100 total(1)
Size
5-8 mm
Identification
Elongate, elytral sides subparallel, each elytron with 10 striae at base (11 in Odontota)(2)
Range
primarily neotropical group; in our area, e. US west to AZ(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the hispines of the World
2.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
3.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.