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Species Cryptocephalus spurcus

Small brown beetles - Cryptocephalus spurcus Cryptocephalus spurcus vandykei B. White  - Cryptocephalus spurcus Cryptocephalus s. spurcus J. L. LeConte  - Cryptocephalus spurcus Cryptocephalus - Cryptocephalus spurcus Pachybrachis? - Cryptocephalus spurcus Cryptocephalus on rabbitbrush - Cryptocephalus spurcus leaf beetle - Cryptocephalus spurcus Cryptocephalus spurcus LeConte - Cryptocephalus spurcus
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 (Confluentus group)
Species spurcus (Cryptocephalus spurcus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus spurcus J. L LeConte 1858
spurcus (L). 'dirty' (1)
Numbers
2 subsp. described (2)
Cryptocephalus spurcus spurcus Leconte
Cryptocephalus spurcus vandykei B. E. White, 1937
More complete series may show the advisability of recognizing C. spurcus vandykei as a new subspecies of spurcus, a move which White (1968) did not feel justified in recognizing. (3)
Identification
The vague and indistinct vittae are characteristic. … John R. Watts, 8 July, 2008
Range
sw US (CA-TX-KS-UT) (2) (In 1968, the U.S. National Museum had 29 specimens from CA, NM, and TX). (3)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican boundary commission, under Major W.H. Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.A Review of the Genus Cryptocephalus in America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
Richard E. White. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.