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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
Subtribus: Oedionychina
Genus: Omophoita
Species: O. abbreviata – O. aequatorialis – O. aequinoctialis – O. affinis – O. albicollis – O. albofasciata – O. championi – O. cinctipennis – O. clerica – O. cubensis – O. cyanipennis – O. elegantissima – O. hispicornis – O. octomaculata – O. punctulata – O. quadrinotata – O. recticollis – O. simulans – O. turquino – O. violacea – ...

Omophoita Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836: 386

Gender: feminine

Type species: Chrysomela aequinoctialis, by subsequent designation by Chevrolat, 1845: 6.

Homophoeta Erichson, 1847: 172
Type species: Chrysomela albicollis Fabricius, 1787, by subsequent designation, by Scherer, 1962: 533.
Longasphaera Bechyné, 1955: 184 [syn. Duckett (2005)]
Type species: Longasphaera hispicornis Bechyné, 1955, by monotypy.

Primary references

Bechyné, J. 1955. Reise des Herrn G. Frey in Südamerika: Alticidae (Col. Phytophaga). Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey 6(1): 74–266. BHL Reference page.
Chevrolat, L.A.A. 1836. [new taxa]. In: Dejean, P.F.M.A. Catalogue des Coléoptères de la collection de M. le comte Dejean. Deuxième édition. [Livraison 5]. Paris: Méquignon-Marvis Père et Fils. pp. 361–443. BHL. Reference page.
Chevrolat, L.A.A. 1845. [new taxa]. In: d'Orbigny, C. (ed.) Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle. Tome sixième [Vol. 6]. Paris: Renard, Martinet & Cie. 792 pp. BHL Reference page.
Erichson, W.F. 1847. Conspectus insectorum coleopterorum quae in Republica Peruana observata sunt. Archiv fur Naturgeschichte 13(1–2): 67–185. BHL Reference page.
Duckett, C.N. 2004 (2005). Longasphaera Bechyné (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini: Oedionychina) a New Synonym of Omophoita Chevrolat. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58(4): 652–655. DOI: 10.1649/714 Paywall. JSTOR Hybrid open access journal. Reference page.
Scherer, G. 1962. Bestimmungsschlüssel der neotropischen Alticinen-Genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae). Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey 13(2): 497–607. BHL.

Additional references

Clark, S.M., Lillrose, T. & Belo Neto, L.A. 2013. Leaf Beetles of the Cayman Islands (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi 0279: 1–41. PDF. Reference page.
Furth, D.G. & Savini, V.P. 1996. Checklist of the Alticinae of Central America, including Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi 10(1–4): 45–68. PDF. Reference page.
Furth, D.G. & Savini, V.P. 1998. Corrections, clarifications, and additions to the 1996 checklist of the Alticinae of Central America, including Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi 12(1–2): 133–138. PDF. Reference page.
Konstantinov, A.S., Van Roie, M., Furth, D., Clark, S.M. & Riley, E.G. 2022. Flea beetles of the West Indies: Subtribe Oedionychina Chapuis 1875, key to genera, new combinations, synonymy, checklist, and description of new genera and species (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini). Journal of Insect Biodiversity 33(1): 1–56. DOI: 10.12976/jib/2022.33.1.1 Paywall. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Riley, E.G., Clark, S.M. & Seeno, T.N. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America North of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopididae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 1. Sacramento, CA. 290 pp. ISBN 978-0-9726087-1-8. PDF. Reference page.


Nadein K.S. 2012: Catalogue of Alticini genera of the World (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Beetles and Coleopterists website, Zoological Institute, Saint-Petersburg,

Omophoita is a genus of flea beetles in the family Chrysomelidae. There are some 50 described species in North America and the Neotropics.[1]

Selected species

Omophoita aequinoctialis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Omophoita albicollis (Fabricius, 1787)
Omophoita blakeae Bechyné, 1958
Omophoita clerica (Erichson, 1848)
Omophoita cyanipennis (Fabricius, 1798) (eight-spotted flea beetle)
Omophoita episcopalis
Omophoita ernesta Bechyne
Omophoita fulgida (Olivier, 1807)
Omophoita ophthalmicus
Omophoita osunai
Omophoita peruviana
Omophoita quadrinotata (Fabricius, 1798)
Omophoita stenodera Bechyné, 1958
Omophoita succincta


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

Further reading

Riley, Edward G.; Clark, Shawn M.; Seeno, Terry N. (2003). Catalog of the leaf beetles of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Special Publication No. 1. The Coleopterists' Society. ISBN 978-0-9726087-1-8.

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