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Species Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus

Small Casebearer - Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Small Casebearer - Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Suffrian - Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Small red-spotted black beetle - Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Small black beetle - Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Small black beetle - Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Greenish leaf eating beetles FL - Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Cryptocephalus
No Taxon (Arizonensis group)
Species nigrocinctus (Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus nigrocinctus Suffrian 1852
coloration distinctive among Florida congeners: metallic blue, sometimes with a purplish undertone, often with yellowish-orange dorsal markings (Thomas et al. 2001)
s. FL (Broward, Dade, Palm Beach counties); immigrant from Puerto Rico(1)(BG data)
reported from 19 different plant families(2)
earliest record in our area: FL 1999
Print References
Thomas M.C., Riley E.G., Clark S. 2001 (1999). Two leaf beetles new to Florida (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi 13: 212. Full text
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.Host Plants of Leaf Beetle Species Occuring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.