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Species Griburius larvatus

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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 Pachybrachina
Genus Griburius
Species larvatus (Griburius larvatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Original Combination: Cryptocephalus larvatus Newman, 1840 (1)
Explanation of Names
larvus - Latin for ghost, spectre (2)
Numbers
5 spp n. of Mex (1)
Size
Riley et al. (2001) examined over 100 specimens of G. larvatus , they ranged from:
4.32 (smallest male) to 5.6 mm (largest female).
Identification
The specimens Riley et al. (2001) assigned to G. larvatus (over 100 examined) have the elytral pattern variably developed, ranging from nearly absent to heavily marked. The anterior discal spot of the elytra is basal, nearly touching the leading margin of the elytron. Frequently in heavily marked specimens there is a weak to strongly developed median elytral macula which may be narrowly joined to the discal maculae. The elytral and pronotal maculae are somewhat angular in shape, and the suture is narrowly black in most specimens. The abdomen is yellow with a median, variably sized, dark macula. The pygidium is always entirely pale.
Range
FL-GA (1)
Season
Mar-July (BG data)
Food
Species in the Ericaceae, Fabaceae, and Malcaveae are listed as host plants (3)
See Also
- Range: TX, FL-NC
Griburius equestris (Olivier)
Det. E. G. Riley 2006
Print References
Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, & A.J. Gilbert. 2001. New records, nomenclatural changes, and taxonomic notes for select North American leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi 15(1): 1-17. Full PDF
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.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.