Key to the Spilopyrinae of New South Wales

Spilopyrinae of New South Wales

This key enables the user to identify to generic level the adult Spilopyrinae found in New South Wales. The Spilopyrinae belong to the family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) and are represented by four genera in New South Wales.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Museum. The choice of genera and species is based on locality information taken from literature records and specimen data held by the museum.

This key was created by Chris Reid and Kindi Smith, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. The illustrations and key construction are by Kindi Smith and the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid.


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