Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Original Combination: Cryptocephalus larvatus
Newman, 1840 (1)
Explanation of Names
- Latin for ghost, spectre (2)
Riley et al. (2001) examined over 100 specimens of G. larvatus , they ranged from:
4.32 (smallest male) to 5.6 mm (largest female).
The specimens Riley et al. (2001) assigned to G. larvatus (over 100 examined) have the elytral pattern variably developed, ranging from nearly absent to heavily marked. The anterior discal spot of the elytra is basal, nearly touching the leading margin of the elytron. Frequently in heavily marked specimens there is a weak to strongly developed median elytral macula which may be narrowly joined to the discal maculae. The elytral and pronotal maculae are somewhat angular in shape, and the suture is narrowly black in most specimens. The abdomen is yellow with a median, variably sized, dark macula. The pygidium is always entirely pale.
Species in the Ericaceae, Fabaceae, and Malcaveae are listed as host plants (3)
- Range: TX, FL-NC
Griburius equestris (Olivier)
Det. E. G. Riley 2006
Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, & A.J. Gilbert. 2001. New records, nomenclatural changes, and taxonomic notes for select North American leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi 15(1): 1-17. Full PDF