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Genus Octotoma

Octotoma Beetle - Octotoma plicatula Octotoma - Octotoma plicatula Hispine feeding on some kind of aster - Octotoma marginicollis Octotoma plicatula?  - Octotoma plicatula Octotoma plicatula Octotoma Octotoma marginicollis? - Octotoma marginicollis Octotoma marginicollis? - Octotoma marginicollis
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 Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Octotoma
Explanation of Names
Octotoma Chevrolat 1836
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, 11 total(1)
Range
primarily neotropical (most diverse in Brazil), ranging into so. US (O. plicatula, the only eastern sp., north to DE-MI)(1)