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Basalis group

Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus mucoreus LeConte - Cryptocephalus mucoreus Cryptocephalus - Cryptocephalus pubicollis beetle 60 - Cryptocephalus pubicollis leaf beetle - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus sp.? - Cryptocephalus notatus on Rosa woodsii – Woods' Rose - Cryptocephalus pinicolus Cryptocephalus notatus sellatus? - Cryptocephalus notatus
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 Basalis group
10 spp. (basalis, binominis, lunatus, mucoreus, multisignatus, notatus, pinicolus, pubicollis, pubiventris, quadruplex)(1)
Across NA but not reaching the Pacific seaboard(1)(2):
C. notatus & C. quadruplex: most of the US and adjacent Canada, except the West Coast, NV & AZ
C. binominis se US (DC-FL to TN-OK)
oC. mucoreus IN-KY-MO-TX
6 southwestern spp.: 3 AZ endemics (C. multisignatus, C. pubicollis, C. pubiventris); C. lunatus TX; C. basalis TX AZ; C. pinicolus CA-UT-TX
C. basalis and C. mucoreus are the only pubescent species in NA
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.