Monolepta


Red-shouldered leaf beetle Monolepta australis, from Brisbane Insects.

Belongs within: Galerucinae.

Monolepta is a palaeotropical genus of leaf beetles with a pronotum lacking prominent depressions, non-striate elytra, spurred tibiae and simple or appendiculate claws.

Monolepta
    |–M. albofasciata Jacoby 1889 J89a
    |–M. australis LB91
    |–M. bimaculata J89b
    |–M. clypeata Jacoby 1889 J89a
    |–M. decemmaculata G89
    |–M. elegantula J89b
    |–M. flavofasciata Jacoby 1889 J89a
    |–M. javana J89a
    |–M. lepida Reiche 1858 G89
    |–M. modesta Jacoby 1889 J89a
    |–M. multimaculata Jacoby 1889 J89a
    |–M. orientalis Jacoby 1889 J89a
    |–M. quadronotata J89b
    `–M. signata J89a

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso «Esploratore» dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[J89a] Jacoby, M. 1889a. 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.

[J89b] Jacoby, M. 1889b. List of the phytophagous Coleoptera collected by Signor Modigliani at Nias and Sumatra, with descriptions of the new species. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 278–287.

[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).

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