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Subfamily Cassidinae - Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines

 
 
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Three new hispine beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from the United States and a new United States record.
By Riley, E.G.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4): 183-190., 2015
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Edward G. Riley. 2015. Three new hispine beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from the United States and a new United States record. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4): 183-190.

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Three new species of hispine beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from the United States are described, illustrated, and discussed:

Baliosus randia Riley (Texas),
Heptispa brevicornis Riley (Texas), and
Sumitrosis triplehorni Riley (Florida).

The New World tribes and genera of hispines (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)
By Staines C.L.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 104: 721-784, 2002

The Hispine Beetles of America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)
By Charles L. Staines. 2006
Virginia Museum of Natural History, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, 2006
Staines, C.L. 2006. The Hispine Beetles of America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Special Publication #13. Virginia Museum of Natural History, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Martinsville, Va. vi + 178 pp., 7 color plates, 22 text figs., 44 maps.

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A key is presented to the 14 genera and 74 species and subspecies of hispine leaf miners (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) known to occur in America north of Mexico. Each genus and species is described and illustrated.

On the status of Microrhopala arizonica Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chalepini).
By Riley, E.G.
Zootaxa 4686(1): 133–139., 2019
Zootaxa

Edward G. Riley. 2019. On the status of Microrhopala arizonica Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chalepini). Zootaxa 4686(1): 133–139.

Abstract

The specific status of Microrhopala arizonica Schaeffer 1906 is restored by its removal from synonymy with Pentispa suturalis (Baly 1885). The type specimens of Chalepus suturalis Baly 1885 and Microrhopala arizonica Schaeffer 1906
were studied together with numerous additional specimens. Lectotypes are designated for both names to stabilize their applications. Confusion surrounding the name Microrhopala suturalis Weise 1905 is discussed. Following currently held generic concepts, M. arizonica is a member of the genus Microrhopala Chevrolat 1836 and not Pentispa Chapuis 1875. A brief summary of the history of these names is presented, and the diagnostic characters for separating the two species as well as those that distinguish the genera Microrhopala and Pentsipa are discussed.

Notes on Cassida relicta, a tortoise beetle endemic to North america, with a key to Nearctic species of Cassida (Chrysomelidae).
By Riley, E.G.
Entomological News 97(4): 141-146., 1986
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Riley, E.G. 1986. Notes on Cassida relicta, a tortoise beetle endemic to North america, with a key to Nearctic species of Cassida (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Entomological News 97(4): 141-146.

ABSTRACT:

The original description of Cassida relicta, a species of the genus endemic to the Nearctic Region, has been until now the only published account of this species. A lectotype and paralectotypes are designated herein, and the known distribution for C. relicta is extended from Illinois to include Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Texas.

Gratiana pallidula
By Jaclyn Tolchin
Animal Diversity Web, 2013
brief well-referenced article from the Animal Diversity Web.

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Immatures of Gratiana conformis (Boheman) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae)
By Sonia Casari and Édson Possidônio Teixeira
Revista Brasileira De Entomologia - REV BRAS ENTOMOL. 54(2), 2010
While this article focuses on Gratiana conformis, it includes some comparisons to G. pallidula and other species. The article is rich with detailed relevant information about the oothecae, larvae, fecal shields, and more, with superb illustrations and photographs.

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A revision of the genus Anisostena Weise (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Hispinae). Part III
By C. L. Staines
Insecta Mundi, Vol. 8, No. 3-4, pp. 213-226, 1994
C. L. Staines, A revision of the genus Anisostena Weise (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Hispinae). Part III. The pilatei species group, Insecta Mundi, 8(3-4), 213-226, 1994.

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