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Baccharis leaf beetle.jpg
Baccharis leaf beetle, Trirhabda flavolimbata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Galerucinae
Latreille, 1802
Sermylassa halensis in copula
Phyllobrotica quadrimaculata
Luperaltica nigripalpis

The Galerucinae are a large subfamily of the leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae), containing about 15,000 species in more than 1000 genera, of which about 500 genera and about 8000 species make up the flea beetle tribe Alticini.[3][4]

The division into 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, such as Luperini, appear to be just paraphyletic assemblages of primitive and more basal genera.

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  5. ^ Linzmeier, Adelita M.; Konstantinov, Alexander S. (2018). "Andersonoplatus, a new, remarkable leaf litter inhabiting genus of Monoplatina (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini)". ZooKeys (744): 79–138. doi:10.3897/zookeys.744.22766. PMC 5904521. PMID 29670446.
  6. ^ BEZDĚK, Jan (Dec 17, 2012). "Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Socotra Island, with a review of taxa recorded from Yemen" (PDF). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. 52 (supplementum 2): 544.

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