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Species Cryptocephalus albicans

Cryptocephalus albicans Haldeman  - Cryptocephalus albicans Casebearer - Cryptocephalus albicans
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 (Calidus group)
Species albicans (Cryptocephalus albicans)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus albicans Haldeman 1849
Length 4.8 to 6.3 mm (1)
Elytra: Light orange or creamy yellow and with dark reddish to black markings. (1)
The six Florida specimens examined by White (1968) have the elytral intervals finely, transversely rugose; this significantly reduces the shininess of the elytra. In two Georgia and three South Carolina specimens, the rugosity is reduced to absent, and the elytra are distinctly shiny. The single Mississippi specimen has the elytra finely, transversely wrinkled and shiny. (1)
Coastal States from MS to FL to SC (2)
Twelve specimens in the USNM from Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. (1)
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.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.