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Species Cryptocephalus irroratus

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Classification
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 (Cupressi group)
Species irroratus (Cryptocephalus irroratus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus irroratus Suffrian 1852
irroratus - Latin for 'sprinkled with dew' (1)
Range
FL (introduced) / Mex. to C. Amer. (2)
Season
Mar-Oct (BG data)
Remarks
a non-native species introduced to FL (first found in Dade Co. in 1998)(3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.List of exotic arthropod species established in Florida