Zeugophora subspinosa, copyright Udo Schmidt.

Belongs within: Phytophaga.

The Megalopodidae are a morphologically disparate group of leaf beetles bearing a stridulatory file on the mesonotum (Clark & Riley 2002).

Characters (from Clark & Riley 2002): Antennae not reflexed backwards, their insertion points not on tubercles and located low on face above base of mandibles; ligula often large, membranous, bilobed; mesonotal stridulatory file present; paired apical spurs on all tibiae; male genitalia with elongate and separate anterior apodemes.

<==Megalopodidae [Megalopinae]
    |  i. s.: Colobaspis arida (Westwood 1864) [=Temnaspis arida]M05
    |         CucujopsisLB91
    |         TemnaspisM05
    |           |--T. bifasciata Mohamedsaid 1999M05
    |           |--T. javanaM05
    |           |--T. lunduensis Mohamedsaid 2005M05
    |           `--T. nigripennis Jacoby 1889J89
    |--Palophagus [Palophaginae]CR02
    `--+--Megalopus [Megalopodinae]CR02
       |    |--M. argmatus Lacordaire 1845CR02
       |    |--M. (Megalopus) nigriconisG20
       |    `--M. (Zygophora) subspinosusG20
       `--Zeugophora Kunze 1818 (nom. cons.) [Zeugophorinae]CR02
            |  i. s.: Z. flavicollisC01
            |--Z. (Zeugophora) [incl. Auchenia Thunberg 1792 (nom. rej.), Taraxis LeConte 1850]CR02
            |    |--Z. (Z.) scutellaris Suffrian 1840B14
            |    `--Z. (Z.) subspinosaB14
            `--Z. (Pedrillia Westwood 1864) (see below for synonymy)CR02

Zeugophora (Pedrillia Westwood 1864) [incl. Austrolema Oke 1932, Macrozeugophora Achard 1914, Pedrillimorpha Papp 1946 (nom. inv.), Pedrilliomorpha Pic 1917, Pedrilonga Papp 1946 (nom. inv.), Pedrinella Papp 1946 (nom. inv.)]CR02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[CR02] Clark, S. M., & E. G. Riley. 2002. Megalopodidae Latreille 1802. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 609–612. CRC Press.

[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.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[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).

[M05] Mohamedsaid, M. S. 2005. Temnaspis lunduensis, a new species of Megalopodinae from Borneo (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Serangga 10 (1–2): 67–71.

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