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Genus Babia

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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
Subtribe Babiina
Genus Babia
Explanation of Names
Babia Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
2 spp. in our area, representing 2 subgenera; altogether, numerous spp. in 5 subgenera(1)

B. tetraspilota | B. quadriguttata
Both collected at the same site in Austin, TX
primarily neotropical group ranging north to MA-ON-WY(1)(2)
B. tetraspilota w. US (CA-TX-NE-WY) & Mexico
B. quadriguttata e. US (NY-FL to MN-NM) & so. ON
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.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.