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Species Cryptocephalus badius

Casebearer beetle - Cryptocephalus badius Cryptocephalus badius Suffrian - Cryptocephalus badius Tiny Orange Beetle with white spots - Cryptocephalus badius Cryptocephalus badius Cryptocephalus badius Cryptocephalus badius Beetle 103018bar - Cryptocephalus badius Small beetle on milkweed - Cryptocephalus badius
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 (Badius group)
Species badius (Cryptocephalus badius)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus badius Suffrian 1852
Size
Length: 3.6 to 4.6 mm. (1)
Identification
The red pronotum and cream spot pattern on the elytra are distinctive. … John R. Watts, 8 July, 2008
Range
e. US (TX-FL-NJ-KS) - Map (2)(3)
Remarks
The 69 specimens examined by White (1968) in the USNM were collected in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Kansas, and Oklahoma. (1)
Works Cited
1.A review of the genus Cryptocephalus in America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
White, R.E. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)