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Species Cryptocephalus schreibersii

Cryptocephalus schreibersii Suffrian - Cryptocephalus schreibersii Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus schreibersii Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus schreibersii Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus schreibersii Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus schreibersii Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus schreibersii Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus schreibersii Cryptocephalinae - Cryptocephalus schreibersii - female
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 (Tinctus group)
Species schreibersii (Cryptocephalus schreibersii)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus schreibersii Suffrian 1852
Size
3.0-4.5 mm (1)
Identification
Elytra dull creamy yellow to dull orange with humerus and punctures darker; usually with no markings, sometimes with three vague to rather distinct, more or less reddish, transverse undulating bands (1)
Range
e US (MS-FL-NY-WI) (2)
White (1968) examined 70 specimens in the USNM (1)
Food
Pinus rigida (Pinaceae) and other pines (3)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.A review of the genus Cryptocephalus in America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
White, R.E. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.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.