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Species Cryptocephalus quercus

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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 (Quercus group)
Species quercus (Cryptocephalus quercus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus quercus Schaeffer 1906
Size
Length: 5.0 to 6.7 mm. (1)
Identification
Pronotum: Dull light orange to orange, disk usually vaguely darker; punctation usually dual, larger punctures minute to blending with small punctures, latter sparse.
Elytra: Dull creamy yellow to light orange, with striae, humerus, and dark markings more or less reddish. Each elytron with two vague to distinct transverse, undulating bands, first at basal third, second just behind middle; bands often extending side to side, usually very vague or incomplete at about middle. With nine rows of punctures, rows six, seven, and eight more or less confused, sometimes entwined or abbreviated, latter two rows often interconnected; punctures as large, dense as usual, finer at elytral apex; inner and outer rows distinct at apex, often clearly meeting, sometimes disconnected. (White 1968)
Range
Endemic to AZ (2)
Food
No records beyond Schaeffer's (1906) initial report of this sp. living on oak - Quercus. (3)
Remarks
six specimens in the USNM examined by White (1968) for his revision. (1)
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)
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.