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Genus Trachyscelida

Trachyscelida Trachyscelida Trachyscelida
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 Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Luperini
Subtribe Diabroticina
Genus Trachyscelida
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Type species: Agelastica bicolor J.L. LeConte 1884
Explanation of Names
Trachyscelida Horn 1893
1 sp. (T. bicolor) recorded in our area(1)
5.5 mm (LeConte 1884)
T. bicolor: AZ and Costa Rica, without any records in between (Shawn Clark, 2013 pers. comm. to MAQ)
member of the section Trachyscelidites Wilcox 1972 [unavailable family-group name]
Print References
Horn G.H. (1893) The Galerucini of Boreal America. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 20: 57-136. Full text
LeConte J.L. (1884) Short studies of North American Coleoptera. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 12: 1–32. Full text
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.