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Genus Pseudoluperus

Beetle on Yucca whipplei - Pseudoluperus maculicollis Flea Beetle - Pseudoluperus Flea Beetle - Pseudoluperus Small Bluegreen Beetle - Pseudoluperus maculicollis Small Bluegreen Beetle - Pseudoluperus maculicollis Small Bluegreen Beetle - Pseudoluperus maculicollis Small Bluegreen Beetle - Pseudoluperus maculicollis Pseudoluperus cyanellus (Horn) - Pseudoluperus cyanellus
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Luperini
Subtribe Luperina-subtribe
No Taxon (Section Scelidites)
Genus Pseudoluperus
Explanation of Names
Pseudoluperus Beller & Hatch 1932
Numbers
8 spp. in our area, 11 spp. total(1)
Range
w. Canada to Central America(1)
Remarks
this genus is an absolute mess. Many years ago, I transferred a few of the species to other genera (Scelolyperus, Synetocephalus, Microscelida). However, Pseudoluperus still remains a heterogeneous assemblage of species that are only remotely related to each other. Whenever a truly careful revision is done, the current Pseudolupterus will probably be broken up into about half a dozen genera. Likely, true Pseudoluperus will consist of just the single species P. longulus (LeConte), with P. decipiens (Horn) and P. bakeri Beller & Hatch being treated as synonyms of P. longulus. (Shawn Clark, pers. comm., 2017)
Works Cited
1.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.