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
Phyllobrotica quadrimaculata

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 tradition 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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