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Species Pentispa melanura

Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) - Pentispa melanura Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) - Pentispa melanura
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Chalepini
Genus Pentispa
Species melanura (Pentispa melanura)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pentispa melanura (Chapuis)
Orig. Comb: Uroplata melanura Chapuis 1877
Syn: Microrhopala dimidiata Horn, 1883
4 spp. n. of Mex. (1)(2)

Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) – form 1
Det. E. G. Riley, 2010

Pentispa melanura (Chapuis) – form 2
Det. E. G. Riley, 2010
c. TX to C. Amer. - Map (1)(3)
Life Cycle
Adults coll’ed from Verbesina, Viguiera (Asteraceae) (4)
Internet References
Horn's Type - MCZC, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Pentispa sallaei (Baly) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chalepini) established in Florida, w. 1st report of a host plant
Schnepp, K.E, E.G. Riley. 2021. Coleopterists Bulletin 75(1): 256-258.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.