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Species Cryptocephalus simulans

Cryptocephalus - Cryptocephalus simulans Cryptocephalus simulans Schaeffer - Cryptocephalus simulans Cryptocephalus simulans on   Ericameria laricifolia, Turpentine Bush - Cryptocephalus simulans Leptinotarsa? Zygogramma? - Cryptocephalus simulans Leptinotarsa? Zygogramma? - Cryptocephalus simulans Cryptocephalus simulans? - Cryptocephalus simulans - male - female Cryptocephalus simulans? - Cryptocephalus simulans - male - female
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 (Snowi group)
Species simulans (Cryptocephalus simulans)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus simulans Schaeffer, 1906
3 subspp., all desc. by Schaffer (1)
Length: 5.0-6.5 mm (2)
s. CA to s. TX / Mex. - Map (1)(3)
May-Aug (BG data),(Schaeffer 1906)
Adults found feeding on foliage of Baccharis neglecta in Texas (4)
Type Locality: Huachuca Mountains, AZ
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1906. On new and known genera and species of the family Chrysomelidae. Brooklyn Institute Museum Science Bulletin 1(9): 221-253. Full Text
Schaeffer, C. 1933. Short Studies in the Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 41: 457-480.
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.A review of the genus Cryptocephalus in America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
White, R.E. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
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.