Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 14, 2011
Publication Date: January 28, 2011
Citation: Chamorro-Lacayo, M.L., Konstantinov, A.S. 2011. Cachiporrini, a remarkable new tribe of Lamprosomatinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from South America. ZooKeys. 78:43-59.
Interpretive Summary: Leaf beetles, especially flea beetles, are among the most important insects to U.S. agriculture. Many are serious pests, feeding on crops and destroy valuable plants; others are important biological control agents that can be used to control unwanted weeds. This work describes a new leaf beetle group with species from Brazil, providing key characters, description, and illustrations for its identification. This study will be useful to biological control workers, taxonomists, ecologists, and anyone interested in phytophagous beetles.
A new genus and species of Lamprosomatinae, Cachiporra extremaglobosa Chamorro & Konstantinov, is described from Brazil. A new tribe, Cachiporrini, is proposed. Comparisons are made among lamprosomatine tribes and genera. Key to tribes is provided.