Tribe (or subfamily) Alticini, or flea beetles, is the largest taxon among leaf beetles Chrysomelidae. It is comprises of 534 genera and approximately 8000 described species of worldwide distribution.
The present Catalogue of Alticini genera is based on several reviews of Alticini (Heikertinger & Csiki, 1939, 1940; Scherer, 1969; 1983; Samuelson, 1973; Seeno & Wilcox, 1982; Jolivet & Hawkeswood, 1996; Konstantinov & Vandenberg, 1996; Kimoto, 2000; American Beetles, Vol. II; Medvedev, 2009; Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Vol. VI, 2010; Biondi & D'Alessandro, 2010; Biondi & D'Alessandro, 2012) and numerous other papers. The Catalogue incorporates the most of the modern changes in taxonomy of this beetles group.
The Catalogue is periodically updated and is an electronic publication. Please, cite it as follows:
Nadein K.S. 2013. Catalogue of Alticini genera of the World (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
Beetles and Coleopterists website, Zoological Institute, Saint-Petersburg, http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/rus/alticinw.htm
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Gallery of images of some Alticini genera is available.
Last updated: April 22, 2014