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Species Cryptocephalus fulguratus

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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 Cryptocephalina
Genus Cryptocephalus
No Taxon (Confluentus group)
Species fulguratus (Cryptocephalus fulguratus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus fulguratus LeConte 1880
fulgur (L). 'lightning' (1)
Size
3.8-5.0 mm (2)
Identification
Most specimens have two dark wavy bands across the elytra, but marks maybe subtle:
Range
sc US (TX-MS-MO-KS) (2),(3),(BG data)
Season
May-Dec in TX (BG data)
Food
Hosts on oaks - Quercus spp. (4),(5)
Remarks
Type Locality: Tex.
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1880. Short studies of North American Coleoptera. Transactions of the American. Entomological Society 8: 163–218.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.A Review of the Genus Cryptocephalus in America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
Richard E. White. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.
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.