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Tribe Fulcidacini - Warty Leaf Beetles

Warty Leaf-Beetle - Neochlamisus Warty Leaf Beetle - Neochlamisus Chrysomelidae in caterpillar-dropping camo case-carrying larva feeding on blackberry leaf - Neochlamisus 3013346 Exema - Neochlamisus Neochlamisus velutinus Exema conspersa? - Exema conspersa warty leaf
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Fulcidacini (Warty Leaf Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chlamisini Gressitt 1946
used to be treated as a subfamily (Chlamisinae)
Explanation of Names
Fulcidacini Jakobson 1924(1)
36 spp. in 5 genera in our area(2), ~300 spp. total(3)
Adults resemble caterpillar droppings. See Karren (1972) (4) for a key to many species.
worldwide, most diverse in the Neotropics(5)
Print References
Karren, J.B. 1972. A revision of the subfamily Chlamisinae of American north of Mexico. The University of Kansas Science Bulletin, 49(12): 875-988. (4)
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P, Bousquet Y, Davies A, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Lawrence JF, Lyal CH, Newton A, Reid CA, Schmitt M, Ślipiński SA, Smith A. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Chrysomelid males with enlarged mandibles: three new species and a review of occurrence in the family (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae)
Reid C.A.M., Beatson M. 2013. Zootaxa 3619: 79–100.
4.A revision of the subfamily Chlamisinae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
J.B. Karren. 1972. Univ Kansas Sci. Bull. 49: 875-988.
5.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.