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Subspecies Cryptocephalus sanguinicollis sanguinicollis

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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 (Arizonensis group)
Species sanguinicollis (Cryptocephalus sanguinicollis)
Subspecies sanguinicollis (Cryptocephalus sanguinicollis sanguinicollis)
3.2 to 4.9 mm in length (1)
Its pronotum is orange to light or deep red. The elytra are dark brown to (usually) black with eight rows of punctures on each elytron. (1)
Much of the western U.S. including, in California, Stanislaus, San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties. (1)
CA - UT - MT - WA (1)
These leaf beetles live and feed on willow, blackberries, roses, strawberries, wild licorice and prunes. (1)
This page was created based on the identification of this image by Michael C. Thomas, Jim Hogue at CSUN, and Michael Caterino.
Internet References
(Information referenced from this web page was written by Vanessa Gamero.)

TYPE - Harvard MCZ
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.