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Genus Pentispa

Pentispa distincta (Baly) - Pentispa distincta Pentispa distincta (Baly) - Pentispa distincta Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) - Pentispa melanura Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) - Pentispa melanura Pentispa distincta (Baly) - Pentispa distincta Pentispa sallaei (Baly) - Pentispa sallaei
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 Pentispa
Explanation of Names
Pentispa Chapuis 1875
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, ~30 total(1)(2)
Range
AZ-TX, FL / Mex. to Ecuador (mostly Mesoamerica)(1)(2)
Print References
Schnepp, K.E., E.G. Riley. 2021. Pentispa sallaei (Baly) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chalepini) established in Florida, USA, with the first report of a host plant. Coleopterists Bulletin 75(1): 256-258.