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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
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea
Familiae (7): CerambycidaeChrysomelidaeDisteniidaeMegalopodidaeOrsodacnidaeOxypeltidaeVesperidae
[source: Bouchard et al. (2011)]


Chrysomeloidea Latreille, 1802

Cerambycoidea Latreille, 1802

Primary references

Latreille, P.A. 1802. Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite à l’histoire naturelle générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et rédigée par C.S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Familles naturelles des genres. Tome troisième. F. Dufart, Paris, xii + pp. 13–467 + [1 (errata)]. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Bouchard, P., Bousquet, Y., Davies, A.E., Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A., Lawrence, J.F., Lyal, C.H.C., Newton, A.F., Reid, C.A.M., Schmitt, M., Ślipiński, S.A. & Smith, A.B.T. 2011. Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta). ZooKeys 88: 1–972. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 Open access. PMC: 3088472 Open access. Reference page.
Danilevsky, M.L. 2020. Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6/1. Chrysomeloidea I (Vesperidae, Disteniidae, Cerambycidae). Updated and Revised Second Edition. Brill. xxvii + 712 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-42916-1 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-44033-3 (e-book). DOI: 10.1163/9789004440333 Paywall. Index to species-group names (PDF). Reference page.
Lawrence, J.F. & Newton, A.F. 1995. Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names). Pp. 779–1006. In: Pakaluk, J. & Ślipiński, S.A. (eds.) Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Volume 2. Museum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa. x + 1092 pp. in 2 vols. ISBN 83-85192-34-4. ResearchGate Open access green. Reference page.
Li, K.-Q. & Liang, H.-B. 2018. A comparative study of external female genitalia (including the 8 th and 9 th abdominal segments) in the family Megalopodidae and other related families of Chrysomeloidea. ZooKeys 762: 69–104. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.762.22163 Open access. Reference page.
Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. 2010. Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6. Chrysomeloidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 924 pp. DOI: 10.1163/9789004260917 Paywall. ISBN 978-87-88757-84-2. Google Books. Index to species-group names (PDF). Reference page.
Marvaldi, A.E., Duckett, C.N., Kjer, K.M. & Gillespie, J.J. 2008. Structural alignment of 18S and 28S rDNA sequences provides insights into phylogeny of Phytophaga (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea and Chrysomeloidea). Zoologica Scripta 38(1): 63–77. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00360.x Paywall. PDF. Reference page.
Miguel A. Monné, Larry G. Bezark & Frank T. Hovore, Compilers 2007: Checklist of the Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere. Electronic Version. [1]
Monné, M.A. 2012: Catalogue of the type-species of the genera of the Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae and Vesperidae (Coleoptera) of the Neotropical Region. Zootaxa, 3213: 1–183. Preview [erratum in Zootaxa, 3255: 68. (2012) PDF]


Australian Faunal Directory
Tree of Life Web Project. 1995. Chrysomeloidea. Version 01 January 1995 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project
Worldwide Cerambycoidea Photo Gallery at Cerambycoidea
Atlas of beetles of Russia: superfamily CHRYSOMELOIDEA

Vernacular names
日本語: ハムシ上科
한국어: 잎벌레상과

The Chrysomeloidea are an enormous superfamily of beetles, with tens of thousands of species, mostly in the families Cerambycidae (the long-horned beetles) and Chrysomelidae, the leaf beetles.


The Chrysomeloidea, like all other Phytophaga, typically have the fourth tarsal segment reduced and hidden by the third segment. Several species in these two families are important plant pests. The spotted cucumber beetle is a serious pest of vegetables and is a very common insect on all sorts of flowers. The Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, attacks potatoes and other members of the Solanaceae. The Asian long-horned beetle is a serious pest of trees where it has been introduced. . It seems almost evident that during the Jurassic and the Cretaceous the Chrysomelidae were pollen feeders and then they became external and later on internal feeders on or in leaves, buds, twigs and roots.[1] Some authorities[who?] have suggested removing the Cerambycidae and related families (Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, and Vesperidae) from Chrysomeloidea to create a separate superfamily "Cerambycoidea" (e.g.,[2]), but in the absence of evidence to support the monophyly of the resulting groups, this proposal has not yet been accepted by the scientific community.

Jolivet, Pierre (1988), Jolivet, P.; Petitpierre, E.; Hsiao, T. H. (eds.), "Food Habits and Food Selection of Chrysomelidae. Bionomic and Evolutionary Perspectives", Biology of Chrysomelidae, Series Entomologica, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 1–24, doi:10.1007/978-94-009-3105-3_1, ISBN 978-94-009-3105-3, retrieved 2020-10-17

Švácha, P.; Danilevsky, M.L. (1990). "Cerambycoid larvae of Europe and Soviet Union (Coleoptera Cerambycoidea). Part I.". Entomologia Generalis. 15 (3): 202.

Löbl, Ivan; Smetana, Ales, eds. (2010). Chrysomeloidea. Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-26091-7.
Haddad, S.; McKenna, D.D. (2016). "Phylogeny and evolution of the superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)". Syst Entomol. 41 (4): 697–716. doi:10.1111/syen.12179.

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