Origins and diversification of subsociality in leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chrysomelinae)

@article{Chaboo2014OriginsAD,
  title={Origins and diversification of subsociality in leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chrysomelinae)},
  author={C. Chaboo and F. Frieiro-Costa and J. G{\'o}mez-Zurita and Rob Westerduijn},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  year={2014},
  volume={48},
  pages={2325 - 2367}
}
Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae; ~40,000 species) are commonly solitary animals but subsociality, maternal care of broods, is known in Cassidinae and Chrysomelinae. We report 11 novel records from Brazil and Peru, bringing the number of subsocial chrysomelids to 35 species in 10 genera. Two evolutionary models of chrysomelid subsociality have been proposed. One proposed three independent origins within Chrysomelinae, based on the potential phylogenetic positions of subsocial genera. The other… Expand
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