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1 March 2015 First Record of the Tribe Hemisphaerotini Monros and Viena (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) in Mexico
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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.

Sara López-Pérez, Ana P. Martínez-Falcón, and Julieta Benítez-Malvido "First Record of the Tribe Hemisphaerotini Monros and Viena (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) in Mexico," Southwestern Entomologist 40(1), (1 March 2015). https://doi.org/10.3958/059.040.0125
Published: 1 March 2015
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