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Species Cryptocephalus alternans

Cryptocephalus alternans jungovittatus R. White - Cryptocephalus alternans Cryptocephalus alternans Suffrian  - Cryptocephalus alternans Which Cryptocephalus? - Cryptocephalus alternans
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 (Confluentus group)
Species alternans (Cryptocephalus alternans)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus alternans Suffrian 1852
2 subspp. (1)
Cryptocephalus alternuns jungovittatus, new subspecies described by White (1968)
The description is from two individuals taken at Monterey, California, on July 30, 1927, by D. H. Blake. [cite:212163]
Length: 4.7 to 5.0 mm (2)
Elytra: Background color light orange, dark markings black, sharply delimited. (2)
CA(1); there is an AZ specimen in E.G. Riley's Collection
The external differences exhibited by this subspecies and two specimens of C. alternans alternans Suffrian from Mexico in the USNM collection are primarily a matter of coloration: the discal and lateral dark markings of the pronotum broadly join in a. alternans but join just narrowly, if at all, in a. jungovittatus
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.A review of the genus Cryptocephalus in America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
White, R.E. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.