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Species Cryptocephalus optimus

Cryptocephalus optimus Schöller - Cryptocephalus optimus Cryptocephalus optimus Schöller - Cryptocephalus optimus Cryptocephalus? - Cryptocephalus optimus Cryptocephalus? - Cryptocephalus optimus Cryptocephalus? - Cryptocephalus optimus
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 (Cupressi group)
Species optimus (Cryptocephalus optimus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cryptocephalus optimus Schöller, 2002
Replacement name for: Cryptocephalus egregius Schaeffer 1933(1934)
Size
Length: 6.0-6.7 mm (1)
Range
sc US (TX-LA-AR-OK) and GA (NJ?) (2)
Only five individuals were seen by White (1968), they are from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, and New Jersey. (1) Karl Stephan added the Oklahoma record (3)
Food
No records listed in Clark et al. (2004) (4)
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1933(1934). Short Studies in the Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 41: 457-480.
SCHÖLLER, M. 2002. Taxonomy of Cryptocephalus Geoffroy: what do we know? (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae). Mitteilungen internationaler entomologischer Verein 27(1-2): 59-76.
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.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)
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.