Chrysomelidae Recording Scheme
The Chrysomelidae are the seed and leaf beetles and may be familiar as the medium-sized shiny metallic beetles seen on mints, docks etc., the 'flea beetles' named after their small size and jumping ability, or the flattened, often green, 'tortoise beetles'. However, the group is a little more varied than this and includes the following three families:
Chrysomelidae. The majority of leaf beetles, including the subfamilies Donaciinae ('reed beetles', Bruchinae ('seed beetles'), Galerucinae (encompassing the 'flea beetles') and Cassidinae ('tortoise beetles').
Megalopodidae. 3 species, all in the genus Zeugophora.
Orsodacnidae. 2 species, both in the genus Orsodacne.
Together these currently cover 281 species, a number which changes now and again with new discoveries and updated taxonomy.
- Chrysomelidae beetle data from iRecord
Species records for beetles in family Chrysomelidae (seed beetles and leaf beetles), from datasets made available via iRecord and verified by the Bruchidae and Chrysomelidae Recording Scheme (scheme organiser Dave Hubble)...
Metadata last updated on 2021-05-17 12:07:21.0