Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 73(1): 65-83, doi: 10.3897/asp.73.e31816
Phylogeny of Diboliina inferred from a morphologically based cladistic analysis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)
expand article infoKonstantin S. Nadein
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A cladistic analysis of 14 genera of hemispheric flea beetles based on adult morphological characters is presented. A multiple origin of hemispheric body shape is concluded. The phylogenetic position of the hemispheric genus Argopistes Motschulsky, 1860 is studied and its attribution to the subtribe Diboliina is proposed. A phylogenetic analysis of subtribe Diboliina using cladistic methods and based on morphological characters is carried out. Inferred from the results of this analysis this subtribe retains four genera: Argopistes, Dibolia Latreille, 1829, Megistops Boheman, 1859, and Paradibolia Baly, 1875. A diagnosis of the subtribe Diboliina, a redescription, a key to genera, and an annotated list of genera are given. Trends in morphological transformations in Diboliina and other alticines are discussed.
Diboliina, Argopistes, Dibolia, Megistops, Paradibolia, flea beetles, phylogeny, cladistic analysis, morphology.