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Subfamily Eumolpinae

Eumolpinae from San Raphael Valley - Promecosoma inflatum Chrysomelidae, lateral - Colaspis Chrysomelid... - Graphops Entiminae - unidentified - Neofidia Goldbug - Brachypnoea Chrysomelidae, dorsal  - Paria Chrysochus auratus Promecosoma arizonae
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Eumolpinae
Other Common Names
Oval Leaf Beetles
Explanation of Names
Eumolpinae Hope 1840
~150 spp. in 25 genera of 5 tribes in our area, ~5,000 spp. in ~420 genera worldwide (arranged in 16 poorly defined tribes)(1)(2)
subglobose to oblong oval, small to medium beetles of dull or metallic coloration; head deflexed anteriorly, eyes entire or very minutely emarginate, antennae filiform; procoxae round, globose, separated by prosternum and closed behind; third tarsal segment deeply bilobed; elytra cover pygidium(3)
worldwide and throughout NA
Life Cycle
Known larvae of Eumolpinae are subterranean root feeders(1)
Print References
Schultz W.T. (1970) The Eumolpinae of America north of Mexico with revisions of selected genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus. 342 pp.
Internet References
Jolivet. Terrestrial Arthropod Review. 2008
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.
2.Chrysomelid males with enlarged mandibles: three new species and a review of occurrence in the family (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae)
Reid C.A.M., Beatson M. 2013. Zootaxa 3619: 79–100.
3.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.