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Species Cryptocephalus vapidus

Cryptocephalus vapidus R. White - Cryptocephalus vapidus
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 (Quercus group)
Species vapidus (Cryptocephalus vapidus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus vapidus R. White 1968
vapidus (meaning dull) refers to the body color of this species. (1)
Length: 3.5 to 4.8 mm. (1)

Det. E. G. Riley, 1984
Endemic to AZ (2)
But see specimen determined by E.G. Riley that was collected in TEXAS: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mtns. State Park
species represented by 57 individuals (in the USNM), all taken by D. J. and J. N. Knull in the Chihuahua Mountains of Arizona, except for one from the Patagonia Mountains of Arizona. Holotype collected August 7, 1959. (1)
Print References
White, R.E. 1968. A Review of the Genus Cryptocephalus in America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera). USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
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.