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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Eumolpinae
Tribe: Eupalini
Verma, Gomez-Zurita, Jolivet & Vig, 2005[2]
Genus: Eupales
Lefèvre, 1885[1]
E. ulema
Binomial name
Eupales ulema
(Germar, 1813)

Eupales is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae. They are found in Southeast Europe, mostly in Hungary, the Balkan Peninsula, and Turkey. The genus contains only one species, Eupales ulema. In Verma et al. (2005), the genus is placed as the only member of the tribe Eupalini,[2] though in Bouchard et al. (2011) the genus is listed as Eumolpinae incertae sedis.[3]

Eupales is recognised by some authors as a primitive member of Eumolpinae, and it shares some features with the Spilopyrinae.[2]

The genus was originally known as Pales, named by Chevrolat in Dejean's catalogue in 1836, but this was preoccupied by the fly genus Pales Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830. The replacement name "Eupales" was created by Édouard Lefèvre in 1885. Floricola is an older available name for the genus, created by Gistel in 1848; however, almost all authors have used Eupales in the last 125 years.[3] An application to ICZN has been sent to conserve both the names Eupales Lefèvre, 1885 and Eupalini Verma, Gomez-Zurita, Jolivet & Vig, 2005.[4]


  1. ^ Lefèvre, É. (1885). "Eumolpidarum hucusque cognitarum catalogus, sectionum conspectu systematico, generum sicut et specierum nonnullarum novarum descriptionibus adjunctis". Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. 2. 11 (16): 1–172.
  2. ^ a b c Verma, Krishna K.; Gómez-Zurita, Jesús; Jolivet, Pierre; Vig, Károly (2005). "Biology of Eupales ulema (Germar, 1813) and its taxonomic placement among Eumolpinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)". Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie. Nouvelle Série. 22 (2): 155–164.
  3. ^ a b Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; Lawrence, John F.; Lyal, Chris H. C.; Newton, Alfred F.; Reid, Chris A. M.; Schmitt, Michael; Ślipiński, S. Adam; Smith, Andrew B. T. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
  4. ^ ICZN (2009). "Articles". Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 66 (3): 203–241. doi:10.21805/bzn.v66i3.a1.