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Species Cryptocephalus venustus

Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus venustus Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius  - Cryptocephalus venustus unknown beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus Little Striped Beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus On silky prairie clover - Cryptocephalus venustus Cryptocephalus gibbicollis? - Cryptocephalus venustus Cryptocephalus sp? - Cryptocephalus venustus
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 (Venustus group)
Species venustus (Cryptocephalus venustus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cryptocephalus simplex Haldeman 1849
color forms treated as subspecies in (1) have been synonymized(2)(3)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius 1787
venustus 'pretty'
Size
5.3-6.1 mm(2)
Identification
Color highly variable. The pronotum is not swollen as in C. gibbosus and the anterior margin of prosternum is produced into a spine-like lobe in the male and into a somewhat less pointed lobe in the female
Range
QC-FL to AB-NM [map](3)(4)
Food
Polyphagous(5)
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.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.