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Genus Saxinis

Vague Beetle - Saxinis Casebearers - Saxinis - male - female Which species of Saxinis is this? - Saxinis Clytrini on rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) - Saxinis Case-bearing Leaf Beetle? - Saxinis - male - female Saxinis saucia group? - Saxinis Saxinis from Riverside Co. - Saxinis Saxinis Leaf Beetle - Saxinis
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Clytrini
Subtribe Babiina
Genus Saxinis
Explanation of Names
Saxinis Lacordaire 1848
Numbers
10 spp. in our area (all in the subg. Boreosaxinis), __ in 2 subgenera total(1)
Range
primarily neotropical group; in our area, S. omogera is the only eastern species (eastern 2/3 of the US + ON), the rest are restricted to sw. US, with S. saucia ranging into BC(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska