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Superfamily Chrysomeloidea - Long-horned and Leaf Beetles

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Sexual dimorphism in the attachment ability of the Colorado potato beetle ... to rough substrates
By D. Voigt, J. M. Schuppert, S. Dattinger, and S.N. Gorb
Elsevier Ltd., 2008
Sexual dimorphism in the attachment ability of the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to rough substrates, Journal of Insect Physiology, Volume 54(5): 765-776, 2008.

L. decemlineata has myriad deformable setae on its tarsi which allow it to adhere to rough surfaces due to van der Waal's force. Deformation of the setae and adhesive secretions allow for a greater contact area, enhancing the bond.

A Distributional and Taxonomic Study of the Genus Crossidius (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
By E. G. Linsley & J. A. Chemsak
Entomological Society of America Miscellaneous Publications 3(2):26-54., 1961
A very informative and useful treatment of the genus, covering the 15 species (+ 35 more subspecies!) of Crossidius as circumscribed at the time of publication.
Includes keys to species, description of species & subspecies, and detailed range well as introductory info on biology, host plants, etc.

According Larry Bezark's 2015 Checklist (see pp. 186-7), two more species have been described since Linsley & Chemsak's 1961 work here:

C. grahami Morris & Wappes, 2013   [Range: Georgia, interesting disjunct from the western range for the remainder of the genus]

A review of the genus Tragidion Audinet-Serville, 1834 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)
By Swift I., Ray A.M.
Zootaxa 1892: 1-25, 2008

Review of the genus Sphaenothecus Dupont (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
By Chemsak J.A., Noguera F.A.
Pan-Pac. Entomol. 74: 12-26, 1998

Biosystematics of the genus Trirhabda LeConte of America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera)
By Steve Munroe Hogue
Ph.D. dissertation, University of Idaho, 212 pp., 1970
Apparently the most complete overall reference on Trirhabda to's often repeatedly cited in later publications referring to the genus.

Hard to access in libraries, but can be ordered from UMI/ProQuest (for "UMI Publication Number", use "7027230").

Phylogeny and host plant association in the leaf beetle genus Trirhabda LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
By Swigoňová Z., Kjer K.M.
Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 32: 358-374, 2004
Host and distribution data (p.359) and character matrix (pp.370-371) for all species of our fauna

Flea beetles of the genus Altica found on grape in Northeastern North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
By LeSage, L.
J. Entomol. Soc. Ontario 133: 3-46, 2002

The systematics and biology of the flea beetle genus Crepidodera Chevrolat (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) in America north of Mexico
By Parry R.H.
Insecta Mundi 1: 156-195, 1986

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