Genus Acesines Stål, 1876

Stål (1876) originally included this genus in his grouping Axiagastus et affinia; he was followed in doing so by Atkinson (1888a) who formally named the tribe. Distant (1902a) placed this genus in the Menidaria (= Menidini), but he did not recognize the Axiagastini as a valid tribe. Both Lethierry & Severin (1893) and Kirkaldy (1909a) catalogued this genus between Critheus (currently a member of the Rolstoniellini) and Flaminia (currently a member of the Eurysaspidini). Due to this confusion, I have elected to retain Acesines in the Axiagastini until its tribal placement can be further studied.