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Genus Kuschelina

Kuschelina suturella (Say) - Kuschelina suturella Flea Beetle - Kuschelina Caterpillar ID Help please - Kuschelina gibbitarsa On Desert Honeysuckle, Anisacanthus thurberi - Kuschelina jacobiana Kuschelina gibbitarsa? - Kuschelina gibbitarsa - male - female Beetle - Kuschelina scripticollis Pink-striped Beetle? - Kuschelina petaurista Kuschelina jacobiana? - Kuschelina jacobiana
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 Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Oedionychis Genus Group)
Genus Kuschelina
Explanation of Names
Kuschelina J. Bechyné 1951
Numbers
28 spp. in our area, ca. 30 total(1)
Identification
swollen metatarsal claws (also found in Capraita); key to species in (2)
Range
New World; in our area, across the US and so. Canada(1)
Remarks
The neotropical genus Alagoasa J. Bechyné, 1955 is of doubtful delimitation vs. Kuschelina. The genera may have to be united under the latter name, or species rearranged in new entities, if the assemblage proves polyphyletic.
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. A revision of the beetles of the genus Oedionychis occurring in America north of Mexico
Blake, Doris H. 1927. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 70 (no. 2672):1–44.