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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: Sagrinae
Tribus (4): Carpophagini – Diaphanopsidini – Megamerini – Sagrini
Overview of genera: Ametalla – Atalasis – Carpophagus – Coolgardica – Diaphanops – Duboulaia – Mecynodera – Megamerus – Neodiaphanops – Polyoptilus – Prionesthis – Pseudotoxotus – Sagra – †Eosagra – †Gallopsis – †Palaeatalasis – †Pulchritudo

Sagrinae Leach, 1815

Type genus: Sagra Fabricius, 1792

Sagrida Leach, 1815: 113
Sagrides: Lacordaire, 1845: 1
Sagrini: Redtenbacher, 1873: 438
Sagridae: Jacoby, 1903: 1
Sagrinae: Jacoby, 1908: 3

Primary references

Jacoby, M. 1903. Coleoptera Phytophaga. Sect. Eupoda. Fam. Sagridae. In: Wytsman, P. (ed.) Genera Insectorum. Londres & Bruxelles, 14: 1–14. BHL
Jacoby, M. 1908. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Coleoptera. Chrysomelidae. Vol. 1. London: Francis & Taylor. xx + 534 pp., 2 pls. Internet Archive. BHL Reference page.
Lacordaire, J.T. 1845. Monographie des coléoptères subpentamères de la famille des phytophages. Tome premier. Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège 3: liii + 740 pp. BHL. Reference page.
Leach, W.E. 1815. Entomology [pp. 57–172]. In: Brewster, D. (Ed). Brewster’s Edinburgh Encyclopedia. Volume IX [part I]. W. Blackwood, J. Waugh, etc., Edinburgh, 764 pp. BHL Reference page.
Redtenbacher, L. 1873–1874. Fauna Austriaca. Die Käfer, nach der analytischen Methode. Dritte, gänzlich umgearbeitete und bedeutend vermehrte Auflage. Zweiter Band. Wien: Carl Gerold's Sohn, cliii + 571 + [1 (Druckfehler)] pp., 2 pls. 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.
Chen, S.H. 1942. Synopsis of the Coleoptera Sagrinae of China and Indochina. Sinensia 13: 105–108.
Chen, S.-H. & Pu, F.-J. 1962. Revision of Chinese Sagrinae. Acta Entomologica Sinica 11 (suppl.): 103–113 (in Chinese with English summary). Online.
Clavareau, H. 1913. Pars 51: Chrysomelidae: 1. Sagrinae, 2. Donaciinae, 3. Orsodacninae, 4. Criocerinae. In: Junk, W. & Schenkling, S. (eds.). Coleopterorum Catalogus. Volumen XXIV. Chrysomelidae I. Berlin: W. Junk. 103 pp. BHL Reference page.
Kimoto, S. 1984. Check List of Chrysomelidae of SE Asia, South of Thailand and West of Irian Jaya of Indonesia. I. Sagrinae, Donaciinae, Zeugophorinae, Megalopodinae and Criocerinae. Kurume University Journal 33(1): 41–58.
Konstantinov, A.S. & Sekerka, L. 2010. Subfamily Sagrinae Leach, 1815. Pp. 337–338. 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.
Krell, F.-T. & Vitali, F. 2021. Attenborough's beauty: exceptional pattern preservation in a frog-legged leaf beetle from the Eocene Green River Formation, Colorado (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Sagrinae). Papers in Palaeontology 7(4): 2101–2112. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1398 Hybrid open access journal. Reference page.
Lawrence, J.F. & Reid, C.A.M. 2014. 2.7.10 Sagrinae Leach, 1815. Pp. 264–270 in: Leschen et al., 2014. Full chapter 2.7 (with link to PDF) Reference page.
Legalov, A.A. 2021. First record of the subfamily Sagrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Eocene of North America. Fossil Record 25: 135–139. DOI: 10.5194/fr-24-135-2021 Open access
Legalov, A.A., Kirejtshuk, A.G. & Nel, A. 2019. The oldest genus of the subfamily Sagrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Paleocene of Menat (France). Comptes Rendus Palevol 18(2): 178–185. DOI: 10.1016/j.crpv.2018.10.003 Open access Reference page.
Mann, J.S. & Crowson, R.A. 1991. Some observations on the genitalia of Sagrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). In: Advances in Coleopterology, pp: 35–60, . M. Zunino, X. Belles and M. Blas, (eds.). The European Association of Coleopterology, Barcelona.
Sekerka, L. & Geiser, M. 2016. Sagrinae of Laos (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey 35: 443–453. ResearchGate Open access Reference page.
Sekerka, L. & Voisin, J.-F. 2014. Types of Sagrinae in the collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.) 49(4): 413–429. DOI: 10.1080/00379271.2014.893681 Paywall Reference page.


Key to the Sagrinae of NSW

The Sagrinae are a subfamily of the leaf beetles, or Chrysomelidae.

Ametalla Hope, 1840
Atalasis Lacordaire, 1845
Carpophagus MacLeay, 1827
Coolgardica Blackburn, 1899
Diaphanops Schönherr, 1845
Duboulaia Baly, 1871
Mecynodera Hope, 1840
Megamerus MacLeay, 1827
Neodiaphanops Blackburn, 1899
Polyoptilus Germar, 1848
Prionesthis Lacordaire, 1845 (synonym: Rhagiosoma Chapuis, 1878)[2]
Pseudotoxotus Blackburn, 1889
Sagra Fabricius, 1792
†Eosagra Haupt, 1950
†Gallopsis Legalov, Kirejtshuk & Nel, 2019[3]
†Palaeatalasis Legalov, 2021[4]
†Pulchritudo Krell & Vitali, 2021[5]


Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; Lawrence, John F.; Lyal, Chris H. C.; Newton, Alfred F.; Reid, Chris A. M.; Schmitt, Michael; Ślipiński, S. Adam; Smith, Andrew B. T. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Sekerka, L.; Voisin, J.-F. (2014). "Types of Sagrinae in the collection of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)". Annales de la Société Entomologique de France. N.S. 49 (4): 413–429. doi:10.1080/00379271.2014.893681. S2CID 128771971.
Legalov, A. A.; Kirejtshuk, A. G.; Nel, A. (2019). "The oldest genus of the subfamily Sagrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Paleocene of Menat (France)". Comptes Rendus Palevol. 18 (2): 178–185. doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2018.10.003.
Legalov, A. A. (2021). "First record of the subfamily Sagrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Eocene of North America". Fossil Record. 24 (1): 135–139. doi:10.5194/fr-24-135-2021.
Krell, F.-T.; Vitali, F. (2021). "Attenborough's beauty: exceptional pattern preservation in a frog-legged leaf beetle from the Eocene Green River Formation, Colorado (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Sagrinae)". Papers in Palaeontology. 7 (4): 2101–2112. doi:10.1002/spp2.1398.

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