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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Chrysomelinae
Tribus: Chrysomelini
Subtribus: Chrysomelina
Genus: Plagiosterna
Species: P. acuticollis – P. adamsii – P. aenea – P. aeneipennis – P. amethystina – P. arizonae – P. borealis – P. californica – P. chlorina – P. confusa – P. formosana – P. maculicollis – P. pallida – P. placida – P. thymaloides – ?P. amethystina

Moved to Gastrolinoides: P. japonica – P. nigripes

[source: Cho & Świętojańska, 2017]

Plagiosterna Motschulsky, 1860: 196

Type species: Plagiosterna rufolimbata Motschulsky, 1860 [= Plagiosterna egregia Gerstaecker, 1855], by original designation.

Linaeidea Motschulsky, 1860: 199 [syn. Biondi & Daccordi, 1998]
Type species: Chrysomela aenea Linnaeus, 1758, by original designation.
Linamorpha Motschulsky, 1860: 197 [syn. Biondi & Daccordi, 1998]
Type species: Lina erythroptera Blanchard, 1851, by subsequent designation of Daccordi, 1986.
Plagiomorpha Motschulsky, 1860: 200 [syn. Biondi & Daccordi, 1998]
Type species: Lina califormica Motschulsky [sic!], by original designation.
Xenolina Jacoby, 1904: 481 [syn. Biondi & Daccordi, 1998]
Type species: Xenolina marginata Jacoby, 1904, by monotypy.
Pseudolina Schaeffer, 1919: 331 [not Jacoby, 1896 (Insecta: Coleoptera)]
Type species: Lina californica Rogers, 1856, by original designation.
Melasomida Schaeffer, 1920: 117 [replacement name for Pseudolina Schaeffer, 1919]
Macromela Chûjô, 1958: 31 [syn. Biondi & Daccordi, 1998]
Type species: Melasoma maculicollis Jacoby, 1890
Paraplagiomorpha Daccordi, 1986: 445 [syn. Biondi & Daccordi, 1998]
Type species: Plagiodera prasinipennis Erichson, 1847, by original designation.
Plagioschema Daccordi, 1986: 446 [syn. Biondi & Daccordi, 1998]
Type species: Chrysomela encausta Klug, 1829, by original designation.

Primary references

Biondi, M. & Daccordi, M., 1998. A proposed new supra-specific classification of Chrysomela Linné and other related genera and a description of new taxa. Pp. 49–71. In: Biondi, M. & Daccordi, M. & Furth, D.G. (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Chrysomelidae. Proceedings of a symposium (30 August, 1996, Florence, Italy) XX International Congress of Entomology. Torino: Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali. 327 pp. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Jacoby, M. 1904. Descriptions of new genera and species of phytophagous Coleoptera obtained by Dr. Loria in New Guinea. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova. Series 3. 41: 469–514. BHL. Reference page.
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

Cho, H.-W. & Świętojańska, J. 2017. Larval morphology of Plagiosterna adamsii (Baly) and P. aenea (Linnaeus) with resurrection of Gastrolinoides Chûjô & Kimoto and P. formosana (Bates) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae). Zootaxa 4236(2): 381–391. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4236.2.12 Paywall. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Kippenberg, H. 2010. Subfamily Chrysomelinae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 390–443. 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. Reference page.
Löbl, I. & Smetana, A.. 2011. Errata to Volumes 1 to 6. Pp. 23–63. In: Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (eds) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 7. Curculionoidea I. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 373 pp. ISBN 978-87-88757-93-4. Google Books.
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. [as subgenus of Plagiodera]
Sprecher-Uebersax, E. & Daccordi, M. 2016. Leaf-beetles of the subfamily Chrysomelinae of Laos (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey 35: 455–485. Reference page.
Sprecher-Uebersax, E. & Daccordi, M. 2016. Notes on the species of Plagiodera Chevrolat, 1836 of the Australian, Oceanic and Oriental regions, with a description of P. hiekei n. sp. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Entomologische Blätter und Coleoptera 112(1): 373–385. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3095951 Paywall. Plazi. Reference page.
Sprecher-Uebersax, E. & Daccordi, M. 2017. Description of two new species and a new subspecies of Plagiosterna Motschulsky from the Oriental region. Entomologische Blätter und Coleoptera 113(1): 219–230. Reference page. [not seen]


BioLib http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id11830/

Plagiosterna is a genus of beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae.[1]

The following species are recognised in the genus Plagiosterna:[2]

Plagiosterna adamsii Baly, 1864
Plagiosterna aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Plagiosterna maculicollis
Plagiosterna nigripes Kimoto, 1969
Plagiosterna placida


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