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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Chrysomelidae
Subfamilia: Galerucinae
Tribus: Alticini
Genus: Argopistes
Species: A. atricollis – A. beccarii – A. biplagiatus – A. borneoensis – A. coccinelliformis – A. coccinelloides – A. coronatus – A. flavus – A. hoenei – A. rubicundus – A. scyrtoides – A. sinensis – A. tsekooni – A. turnbowi – A. udege – A. unicolor – A. woodleyi

Argopistes Motschulsky, 1860: 236

Gender: masculine.

Type species: Ar­gopistes biplagiatus Motschulsky, 1860, by monotypy.

Sphaerophyma Baly, 1878: 478
Type species: Sphaerophyma simoni Baly, 1878, by monotypy

Primary references

Baly, J.S. 1878. Descriptions of Genera and Species of Australian Phytophagous Beetles. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 13(72): 458–479. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1878.tb00020_459.x Paywall. BHL.
Motschulsky, V. de 1860. Coléoptères rapportés de la Sibérie orientale et notamment des pays situeés sur les bords du fleuve Amour par MM. Schrenck, Maack, Ditmar, Voznessensky etc. déterminés et décrits. In: Schrenck L. (ed) Reisen und Forschungen im Amur-Lande in den Jahren 1854–1856 im Auftrage der Kaiserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu St. Petersburg ausgeführt und in Verbindung mit mehreren Gelehrten herausgegeben. Band II. Zweite Lieferung. Coleopteren. St. Petersburg: Eggers & Comp., pp. 80–257 + [1 (Errata)], pls. VI–XI, 1 map. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Blanco, J. & Konstantinov, A. 2013. Review of the New World species of the genus Argopistes Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). Zootaxa 3626(2): 249–267. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3626.2.3 Paywall. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Döberl, M. 2007. Nomenclatural notes on Alticinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Palearctic and Oriental Regions. Serangga 12(1–2): 9–13. PDF.
Döberl, M. 2010. Subfamily Alticinae Newman, 1835. Pp. 491–563. In: Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6. Chrysomeloidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 924 pp. ISBN 978-87-88757-84-2. Google Books. [p. 503]
Medvedev, L.N. 2016. New and poorly known Oriental Alticinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Russian Entomological Journal 25(3): 259–264. PDF. Reference page.
Nadein, K.S. 2015. Phylogeny of Diboliina inferred from a morphologically based cladistic analysis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). Arthropod systematics & phylogeny 73(1): 65–83. PDF.

Argopistes is a genus of flea beetles in the family Chrysomelidae. There are about 50 described species in Argopistes. They are found worldwide.[1]
Selected species

Argopistes coccinea (Montrouzier, 1861)
Argopistes coccinelliformis Csiki, 1940
Argopistes coccinelloides Suffrian
Argopistes coronatus Blake
Argopistes dichroa (Montrouzier, 1861)
Argopistes gagates (Montrouzier, 1861)
Argopistes gourvesi Samuelson, 1979
Argopistes kraussi Samuelson, 1973
Argopistes rubicundus Blake
Argopistes scyrtoides J. L. LeConte, 1878
Argopistes thomassini (Montrouzier, 1861)
Argopistes turnbowi
Argopistes variabilis Medvedev
Argopistes woodleyi


Nadein, K. S. (2013). "Catalogue of Alticini genera of the World (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)". Zoological Institute, Saint-Petersburg. Retrieved 2019-07-02.

Further reading

Nie, R-E; Bezděk, J.; Yang, X-K (2017). "How many genera and species of Galerucinae s. str. do we know? Updated statistics (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). In: Chaboo CS, Schmitt M (Eds) Research on Chrysomelidae". ZooKeys (720): 91–102. doi:10.3897/zookeys.720.13517. PMC 5740445. PMID 29290727.

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