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Body elongate, rather subparallel (rarely oval), flat or moderately convex. Head: small; eyes oval, convex, finely faceted, slightly prominent (Figs 19–20); labrum rather large (Fig. 19), anterior margin rounded; maxillary palps with palpomere 1 short, 2 oblong conic, 3 shorter than 1 or 2, 4 subequal in length to 2, truncate at apex (Fig. 19). Antenna: filiform, slightly thickened at apex. Pronotum: quadrangular, square or transverse; frequently widest just behind apical angle; usually margined laterally, sometimes canaliculate; basal margin bisinuate or occasionally biangulate. Scutellum: short; pentagonal or triangular (Fig. 21). Elytron: variable in form and color; with 10 puncture rows plus a short scutellar row; very narrowly margined (Fig. 22); one segment of abdomen exposed. Venter: prosternum strongly contracted between coxae, truncate at base; mesosternum short, transverse; metasternum larger; suture between abdominal sterna 1 and 2 often obsolete (at least in middle). Leg: short; femur dilated in middle; tibia short, dilated toward apex, obliquely truncate at apex; tarsi wide, short; claws divaricate (Figs 25–26).
Charles L. Staines, Carlos García-Robledo
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Staines C, García-Robledo C (2014) The genus Cephaloleia Chevrolat, 1836 (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae) ZooKeys 436: 1–355
Charles L. Staines
Carlos García-Robledo
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