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For the United States & Canada

Cupressi group

unknown beetle - Cryptocephalus irroratus Cryptocephalus leucomelas Black & Orange Bettle - Cryptocephalus castaneus Patterned leaf beetle - Cryptocephalus leucomelas Cryptocephalus Cupressi group? - Cryptocephalus Cryptocephalus texanus? - Cryptocephalus texanus Cryptocephalus Cupressi group? - Cryptocephalus maccus Unknown beetle - Cryptocephalus leucomelas
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
Numbers
13 spp. (binotatus, bivius, castaneus, cupressi, disruptus, duryi, optimus, leucomelas, maccus, pseudomaccus, texanus, virginiensis)(1)
Range
Most of the US(1)(2)(3), as follows:
one widely ranging sp. (C. leucomelas MD-MN-CO-AZ-SC)
several southeastern spp. (C. optimus NJ-AR-TX-GA; C. bivius GA-FL-MS; C. virginiensis known from VA only; C. cupressi LA endemic; C. irroratus introduced to FL)
a number of western spp., incl. 2 Texan endemics (C. duryi, C. texanus), C. disruptus known from CO only, and 4 sw. spp. (C. castaneus common in CA with some AZ & NM records; C. binotatus AZ, CA; C. maccus AZ to w. TX; and C. pseudomaccus AZ)