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Species Cryptocephalus leucomelas

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Cryptocephalus
No Taxon (Cupressi group)
Species leucomelas (Cryptocephalus leucomelas)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus leucomelas Suffrian 1852
leucomelas - White-cheeked (1)
4.6-5.8 mm (2)
Combined pronotal and elytral patterns are unique...
The color is too pale for C. castaneus and the basal elytral dark markings are less extensive than typical castaneus although you can find material with more extensive yellow/orange.

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2010
e. US to CA (CA-FL-NJ-ND) - Map (3)(4), particularly common in Texas
mostly June-July (BG data)
Hosts: Populus, Salix (Salicaceae) (5)
common at lights
See Also
Cryptocephalus castaneus LeConte
- Range: mostly CA
Det. Ken Schneider, 2010
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.