We present the first record of the Hemisphaerotini (Coleoptera) tribe in Mexico. This first record in Mexico is an important contribution for knowledge of the Mexican tortoise beetles because some species of Hemisphaerotini are regarded as pests. Those species feed on leaves of palm (family Arecaceae) and cacao (Theobroma cacao L.). The 28 specimens of the genus Spaethiella Barber and Bridwell were collected on the foliage of the tropical herb Heliconia aurantiaca Ghiesbr. Ex Lem (Heliconiaceae) in the Reserva Integral de la Biosfera Montes Azules (RIBMA), Chiapas, Mexico.
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