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Tribe Clytrini

Unknown - Anomoea flavokansiensis - male B╪ - Saxinis Cryptocephalus Basalis Group ? - Saxinis unidentified Coleoptera - Coleorozena Coleorozena? - Coleorozena Chafer Beetle - Anomoea Babia?  Collected from leaves of Rhus glabra - Babia Beetles on Vetch and Rosinweed - Anomoea
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 Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Clytrini
Other Common Names
Short-horned leaf beetles
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly treated as a separate subfamily; revised in(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Clytrini Lacordaire 1848
~35 spp. in 9 genera in our area(3), ~600 worldwide(4)
Serrate antennae are diagnostic among Chrysomelidae
Many members show strong sexual dimorphism in the mouthparts(4)
Most species are suspected of obligate or facultative myrmecophily as larvae (Moldenke 1970)
Print References
Moldenke A.R. (1971) Host-plant relationships of phytophagous Mexican Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 47: 106-116.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Clytrinae of North America north of the Isthmus of Panama (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Moldenke A.R. 1970. Stanford University Press, Stanford. 310 pp.
2.A generic reclassification of the New World Clytrinae
A. R. Moldenke. 1981. Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey, Vol. 29-30: 75-116.
3.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.
4.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.