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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Scelolyperus

Chrysomelidae 01a - Scelolyperus schwarzii Beetle - Scelolyperus Beetle - Scelolyperus Black Beetle - Scelolyperus tiny Chrysomelid - Scelolyperus Beetle - Scelolyperus liriophilus Blue beetle - Scelolyperus Scelolyperus lecontii
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Luperini
Subtribe Luperina-subtribe
No Taxon (Section Scelidites)
Genus Scelolyperus
Explanation of Names
Scelolyperus Crotch 1874
27 spp. in our area, a few more in Asia(1)
Key to spp. in(1)
holarctic, mostly nearctic (Canada to n. Mexico); in our area, all but 4 spp. are western, and hardly any occur on much of the central plains(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.The genus Scelolyperus Crotch in North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)
Clark S.M. 1996. Insecta Mundi 10: 261-280.
2.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.