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Species Cryptocephalus texanus

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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 (Cupressi group)
Species texanus (Cryptocephalus texanus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus texanus Schaeffer 1933
Size
Length: 5.0 to 5.8 mm. (1)
Range
Endemic to Texas (2)
The five USNM specimens examined by White (1968) are all from Texas, the three type specimens bear the label data "N. Braunfels Tex." (1)
Food
Fabaceae (3)
Remarks
Three female type specimens are in the U.S. National Museum; one bears Schaeffer's determination label and is thereon designated as type. (1)
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1933. Short studies in the Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 41: 297-325.
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.