Chrysomelidae Checklist: Leaf Beetles

8 March 2019

Leaf beetles belong to the family Chrysomelidae. They are herbivorous and feed on plant tissue.

All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the dorsal view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.

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View my complete Flickr photo set: Chrysomelidae – Leaf Beetles.

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Class: Insecta Linnaeus, 1758

Order: Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758

Family: Chrysomelidae Latreille, 1802

Subfamily: Cassidinae Gyllenhal, 1813

Subfamily: Criocerinae Latreille, 1804

Tribe: Lemini Heinze, 1962

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_8125

Singapore: Lema quadripunctata (Olivier 1808)

Subfamily: Cryptocephalinae Gyllenhaal, 1813

Tribe: Cryptocephalini Gyllenhaal, 1813

Leaf beetle (Coenobius sp.) - DSC_3886

Singapore: Coenobius sp.

Subfamily: Eumolpinae Hope, 1840

Leaf beetle (Eumolpinae) - DSC_1569

Singapore: Eumolpinae DSC_1569

Leaf beetle (Eumolpinae) - DSC_4338

Singapore: Eumolpinae DSC_4338

Leaf beetles (Eumolpinae) - DSC_0774

Singapore: Eumolpinae DSC_0774

Leaf beetle (Eumolpinae) - DSC_9046

Singapore: Eumolpinae DSC_9046

Leaf beetle (Eumolpinae) - DSC_3680

West Malaysia: Eumolpinae DSC_3680

Leaf beetle (Eumolpinae) - DSC_7521

West Malaysia: Eumolpinae DSC_7521

Leaf beetle (Colaspoides sp.) - P4164845

Singapore: Colaspoides sp.

Tribe: Bromiini Baly, 1865

Leaf beetle (Heteraspis dillwyni) - DSC_7334

Singapore: Heteraspis dillwyni (Stephens, 1831)

Leaf beetle (Trichochrysea hirta) - DSC_4941

Singapore: Trichochrysea hirta (Fabricius 1801)

Leaf beetle (Aulacolepis decorata) - DSC_2931

West Malaysia: Aulacolepis decorata Baly, 1867

Tribe: Eumolpini Hope, 1840

Leaf beetle (Megascelis sp.) - DSC_8600

Belize: Megascelis sp.

Tribe: Typophorini Baly, 1865

Leaf beetle (Cleorina sp.) - DSC_6880

Singapore: Cleorina sp.

Leaf beetle (Callisina fasciata) - DSC_0644

West Malaysia: Callisina fasciata Baly, 1860

Subfamily: Galerucinae Latreille, 1802

Leaf beetle (Galerucinae) - DSC_6304

Singapore: Galerucinae

Tribe: Alticini Spinola, 1844

Mating leaf beetles (Chabria angulicollis) - DSC_8138

Singapore: Chabria angulicollis (Clark, 1865)

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_2024

Singapore: Philopona mouhoti (Baly, 1878)

Leaf beetle (Alticini) - DSC_0311

Singapore: Alticini

Tribe: Galerucini Latreille, 1802

Leaf beetles (Arcastes biplagiata) - DSC_7505

Singapore: Arcastes biplagiata Baly, 1865

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_7632

East Malaysia: cf. Monolepta sp.

Leaf beetle (Galerucinae) - DSC_5138

Singapore: cf. Agetocera sp.

Leaf beetle (Galerosastra sumatrana) - DSC_8537

Singapore: Galerosastra sumatrana (Jacoby, 1896)

Tribe: Hylaspini Chapuis, 1875

Leaf beetle (Dercetina sp.) - P5046463

Singapore: Dercetina sp.

Tribe: Luperini Chapuis, 1875

Leaf beetles (Aulacophora cf. indica) - DSC_1477

Singapore: Aulacophora cf. indica (Gmelin, 1790)

Leaf beetle (Hoplosaenidea singaporensis) - DSC_5002

Singapore: Hoplosaenidea singaporensis Mohamedsaid, 2002

Leaf beetle (Hoplosaenidea sp.) - DSC_2533

West Malaysia: Hoplosaenidea sp.

Leaf beetle (Taumacera sp.) - DSC_6289

West Malaysia: Taumacera sp.

Leaf beetles (Taumacera insignis) - DSC_7532

Singapore: Taumacera insignis (Baly, 1864)

Leaf beetle (cf. Theopea sp.) - DSC_4966

Singapore: cf. Theopea sp. DSC_4966

Tribe: Oidini Laboissière, 1921

Leaf beetle (Ochralea nigripes) - DSC_6094

East Malaysia: Ochralea nigripes (Olivier, 1808)

Subfamily: Hispinae Gyllenhal, 1813

Tribe: Callispini Chapuis, 1875

Leaf beetle (Callispa dimidiatipennis) - DSC_5282

Singapore: Callispa dimidiatipennis Baly, 1858

Tribe: Gonophorini Chapuis, 1875

Leaf beetle (Gonophora sp.) - DSC_3753

East Malaysia: Gonophora sp.

Tribe: Hispini Gyllenhal, 1813

Spiky leaf beetle (Dactylispa sp.) - DSC_1603

Singapore: Dactylispa sp.

Spiky leaf beetle (Dactylispa sp.) - DSC_7537

Singapore: Dactylispa sp.

Tribe: Oncocephalini Chapuis, 1875

Leaf-mining beetle (Oncocephala sp.) - DSC_7681

Singapore: Oncocephala sp.

Leaf beetle (Oncocephala cf. tuberculata) - DSC_1997

Singapore: Oncocephala cf. tuberculata (Olivier, 1792)

Subfamily: Lamprosomatinae Lacordaire, 1848

Leaf beetle (Lamprosomatinae) - DSC_8554

Belize: Lamprosomatinae


Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_6100

East Malaysia: Chrysomelidae DSC_6100

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_6240

Singapore: Chrysomelidae DSC_6240

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_6403

East Malaysia: Chrysomelidae DSC_6403

Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_4331

Singapore: Chrysomelidae DSC_4331

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_9083

Singapore: Chrysomelidae DSC_9083

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_0415

Belize: Chrysomelidae DSC_0415

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_5103

Singapore: Chrysomelidae DSC_5103

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_7816

Singapore: Chrysomelidae DSC_7816

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_9507

Singapore: Chrysomelidae DSC_9507


Leaf beetles (Arcastes biplagiata) - DSC_7486

Singapore: Arcastes biplagiata Baly, 1865

Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae) - DSC_7715

Singapore: Chrysomelidae DSC_7715




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