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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Divisio: Neoptera
Subdivisio: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea
Familia: Chrysomelidae

* "sagrine" clade: Bruchinae - Criocerinae - Donaciinae - Sagrinae
* "eumolpine" clade: Cassidinae - Cryptocephalinae - Eumolpinae - Lamprosomatinae - Spilopyrinae
* "chrysomeline" clade: Chrysomelinae - Galerucinae
* incertae sedis: Synetinae


Chrysomelidae Latreille, 1802


* Gómez-Zurita, J.; Hunt, T.; Kopliku, F.; Vogler, A.P. 2007: Recalibrated tree of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) indicates independent diversification of angiosperms and their insect herbivores. PLoS ONE, 2(4): e360. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000360 [1]
* Gómez-Zurita, J.; Hunt, T.; Vogler, A.P. 2008: Multilocus ribosomal RNA phylogeny of the leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae). Cladistics, 24: 34-50.
* Atlas of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) of Russia and adjacent countries
* Chrysomelidae - The Leaf Beetles of Europe and the Mediterranean Subregion (Checklist and Iconography)

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Blattkäfer
English: Leaf beetle
Esperanto: Foliskaraboj
日本語: ハムシ科
Lietuvių: Lapgraužiai
Nederlands: Bladhaantjes
Polski: Stonkowate
Русский: Листоеды
Slovenčina: Liskavkovité
Svenska: Bladbaggar

Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles. This is a family of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera, one of the largest and most commonly-encountered of all beetle families.

Leaf beetles are partially recognizable by their tarsal formula, which appears to be 4-4-4, but is actually 5-5-5.[2] They are distinguished with difficulty from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by the antennae not arising from frontal tubercles. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all sorts of plant tissue. Many are economically important pests of agriculture, for example the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi), the cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus), and various flea beetles.


* Subfamily Bruchinae Latreille, 1802
* Subfamily Chrysomelinae Latreille, 1802
* Subfamily Criocerinae Latreille, 1804
* Subfamily Cryptocephalinae Gyllenhal, 1813
* Subfamily Donaciinae Kirby, 1837
* Subfamily Eumolpinae Hope, 1840
* Subfamily Galerucinae Latreille, 1802
* Subfamily Hispinae Gyllenhal, 1813
* Subfamily Lamprosomatinae Lacordaire, 1848
* Subfamily Sagrinae Leach, 1815
* Subfamily Spilopyrinae Chapuis, 1874

One of the present subfamilies (Bruchinae) was, until recently, considered a separate family, while two former subfamilies are presently considered families (Orsodacnidae and Megalopodidae). Other commonly-recognized subfamilies have recently been grouped with other subfamilies, usually reducing them to tribal rank (e.g., the former Cassidinae, Alticinae, Chlamisinae, and Clytrinae).


1. ^ "Chrysomelidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=114509.
2. ^ "Family Identification - Chrysomeloidea". University of Florida. http://eny3005.ifas.ufl.edu/lab1/Coleoptera/Chrysomelid.htm. Retrieved 2006-11-29.

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