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Genus Capraita

Capraita sexmaculata (Illiger) - Capraita sexmaculata Capraita nigrosignata (Schaeffer) - Capraita nigrosignata flea beetle - Capraita subvittata - male beetle  - Capraita sexmaculata Beetle - Capraita subvittata Oedionychis Genus Group? - Capraita flavida Capraita circumdata? - Capraita circumdata leaf or flea beetle? - Capraita nigrosignata
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 Capraita
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chloephaga Weise, 1899 (homonym, replaced)
Explanation of Names
Capraita J. Bechyné 1957
Numbers
16 spp. in our area(1), 60 spp. total(2)
Identification
swollen metatarsal claws (also found in Kuschelina); key to species in (3)
Range
New World(2)
Remarks
The neotropical genus Walterianella J. Bechyné, 1955 is of doubtful delimitation vs. Capraita, and the genera may have to be united under the former name.
The species durangoensis (Jacoby, 1892) was recently transferred to Walterianella. See there.

Still missing in guide (Nov.2018):
C. indigoptera (LeConte, 1878) (FL,GA)
C. saltatra (Blatchley, 1923) (FL)
C. spilonota (Blake, 1927) (FL)
See Also
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.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.
3. 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.