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Species Cryptocephalus amatus

Cryptocephalus amatus Haldeman - Cryptocephalus amatus Cryptocephalus amatus Haldeman - Cryptocephalus amatus Cryptocephalus amatus Haldeman - Cryptocephalus amatus Cryptocephalus amatus Haldeman - Cryptocephalus amatus Cryptocephalus on rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) - Cryptocephalus amatus Cryptocephalus amatus Haledman - Cryptocephalus amatus
Classification
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 (Amatus group)
Species amatus (Cryptocephalus amatus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus amatus Haldeman 1849
amatus (L). 'a loved one' (1)
Numbers
3 subspp. (2)
Range
sw US (AZ-TX-CO-WY) - Map (2)(3)
Food
most records from var. Asteraceae (4)
Print References
Haldeman, S.S. 1849. Cryptocephalinarum Boreali-Americae diagnoses cum speciebus novis musei Lecontiani. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1: 245-265.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
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.