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Species Cryptocephalus simulans

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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 (Snowi group)
Species simulans (Cryptocephalus simulans)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus simulans Schaeffer, 1906
Numbers
3 subspp., all desc. by Schaffer (1)
Size
Length: 5.0-6.5 mm (2)
Range
AZ-TX (1),(BG data)
Season
May-Aug (BG data),(Schaeffer 1906)
Food
Adults found feeding on foliage of Baccharis neglecta in Texas (3)
Remarks
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.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.