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Species Cryptocephalus pumilus

Cryptocephalus pumilus Haldeman - Cryptocephalus pumilus Cryptocephalus pumilus Haldeman  - Cryptocephalus pumilus Beetle unknown - Cryptocephalus pumilus Small Case-bearer - Cryptocephalus pumilus Casebearer - Cryptocephalus pumilus
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 pumilus (Cryptocephalus pumilus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus pumilus Haldeman 1849
pumilus (L). 'a dwarf' (1)
Size
Length: 2.0-2.7 mm (2)
Identification
Pronotum: Dull yellowish to (usually) dull orange, disk usually more or less clouded with light to dark brown.
Elytra: Dull yellowish to (usually) dull orange, humerus more or less dark, often with vague to distinct brown markings at middle of base and at middle before apex.
All five USNM specimens from Virginia (apparently the northernmost part of the range) bear rather distinct dark markings. Specimens from other parts of the range (including Florida) rarely have markings that are as distinct. (2)
Range
Coastal States: TX-FL-NJ (3)
The USNM collection of the species totals 52 individuals from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Virginia. (2)
Food
Baccharis (Asteraceae) (4)
Print References
Haldeman, S.S. 1849. Cryptocephalinarum Boreali-Americae diagnoses cum speciebus novis musei Lecontiani. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1: 245-265.
Internet References
Type - MCZC, Harvard
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).
White, R.E. 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.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.