Altica

Altica oleracea, copyright Entomart.

Belongs within: Galerucinae.

Altica is a cosmopolitan genus of leaf beetles with a transverse depression across the base of the pronotum, longitudinal keels on the elytra, and hind femora that are enlarged but not swollen anteriorly.

Altica
    |–A. azurea Latreille in Boisduval 1835 B35
    |–‘Haltica’ caerulea RD77
    |–A. chalybeipennis Dejean in Boisduval 1835 B35
    |–‘Haltica’ cyanea J89
    |–‘Haltica’ daurica C01
    |–‘Haltica’ deserticola C01
    |–A. oleracea [=Galleruca oleracea; incl. A. australis] B35
    |–A. pagana LB91
    |–A. punctipennis Lucas 1847 E12
    |–A. ruficollis Lucas 1847 E12
    |–‘Haltica’ sajanica Csiki 1901 C01
    |–‘Haltica’ sibirica Csiki 1901 C01
    |–‘Haltica’ tamaricis C01
    |–A. viridicyanea Baly 1874 N13
    `–‘Haltica’ weisei [incl. H. laeviuscula] C01

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[J89] Jacoby, M. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. XVII.—List of the phytophagous Coleoptera obtained by Signor L. Fea at Burmah and Tenasserim, with descriptions of the new species. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 147–237.

[LB91] Lawrence, J. F., & E. B. Britton. 1991. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 543–683. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[N13] Nadein, K. S. 2013. Febraina: a new subtribe of Alticini with cladistic analysis based on morphology (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). Systematic Entomology 38 (3): 491–506.

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

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