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Genus Xanthonia

Xanthonia dentata Staines & Weisman - Xanthonia dentata Xanthonia vagans (LeConte) - Xanthonia vagans Xanthonia sp.? - Xanthonia Xanthonia pilosa, ventral femora - Xanthonia pilosa Xanthonia furcata Staines & Weisman - Xanthonia furcata Xanthonia? - Xanthonia vagans Xanthonia?  from upland forest leaf litter - Xanthonia Xanthonia villosula (F. E. Melsheimer) - Xanthonia villosula
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 Eumolpinae
Tribe Adoxini
No Taxon (Section Leprotites)
Genus Xanthonia
Explanation of Names
Xanthonia Baly 1863
Xantho (G). 'yellow' (1)
Numbers
20 spp. n. of Mex. (2)(3)
Identification
key to 09 eastern spp. in Staines & Weisman (2001a)(4)
key to western spp. in Staines & Weisman (2001b)(5)
Key to 12 Texas spp. in Riley et al. (2019)(3)
Range
e NA to AZ / Mex. to C. Amer. (6)
Habitat
forests(6)
Food
Mostly associated with oaks (Quercus) (6)
Remarks
Many of the specimens representing records published in Staines and Weisman (2001a) but not included in Weisman’s original work should be re-examined. (3)
Print References
Baly, J.S. (1863) An attempt at a classification of the Eumolpidae. Journal of Entomology, 2: 143–163.
Riley, E.G., D.M. Weisman, and M.A. Quinn. (2019) A taxonomic review of the Xanthonia species occurring in Texas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Eumolpinae). Zootaxa 4668(1): 001–029. (3)
Staines, C.L. & Weisman, D.M. (2001a) The species of Xanthonia Baly 1863 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) in North America east of the Mississippi River. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 103 (1), 157–183. (4)
Staines C.L., Weisman D.M. (2001b) Two new species of Xanthonia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) from the southwestern United States. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 109: 354-359 (5)
Weisman D.M. (1960) A revision of the species of the genus Xanthonia Baly in America north of Mexico. Unpublished thesis, North Carolina State College, Raleigh. vii + 69 pp.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.A taxonomic review of the Xanthonia species occurring in Texas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Eumolpinae)
Riley, E.G., D.M. Weisman, and M.A. Quinn. 2019. Zootaxa 4668(1): 001–029.
4.The species of Xanthonia Baly 1863 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) in North America east of the Mississippi River
Staines C.L., Weisman D.M. 2001. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 103: 157-183.
5.Two new species of Xanthonia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) from the southwestern United States
C. L. Staines and D. M. Weisman. 2001. J. New York Entomol. Soc. Vol. 109, No. 3-4: 354-359.
6.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.