Galerucinae

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Galerucinae
Baccharis leaf beetle.jpg
Baccharis leaf beetle, Trirhabda flavolimbata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Galerucinae
Latreille, 1802
Tribes

Alticini
Galerucini Latreille, 1802
Hylaspini Chapuis, 1875
Luperini Chapuis, 1875 (disputed)
Metacyclini Chapuis, 1875
Sermylini (disputed)
and see text

Sermylassa halensis in copula

The Galerucinae are a large subfamily of the leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae), containing about 5800 species. It includes the flea beetles in tribe Alticini.

The division into five tribes is more a matter of traditional than based on modern research. Some genera, for example Yingaresca, are better considered incertae sedis due to a general lack of knowledge. And while a good case can be made for some tribes – namely the Alticini and Galerucini – being all but monophyletic even in their traditional delimitation, others – like Luperini or Sermylini – appear to be just paraphyletic assemblages of primitive and more basal genera.

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