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head of the Colorada potato beetle
Author: David Cappaert (Michigan State University)
Source: IPM images

Chrysomeloidea (leaf beetles and long-horn beetles)

This superfamily is very large and includes leaf feeding and wood boring insects, like the Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles) or the Cerambycidae (long-horned beetles). The members are characterized, among others, by the morphology of the antennae, the coxae and the mandibles of the larvae. The tarsi have 5 segments with the 4th segment being very small and concealed. Ocelli are absent.

The following families of Chrysomeloidea have been entered into the system: