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Calidus group

white-black-orange leaf beetle - Cryptocephalus insertus Cryptocephalus aulicus Haldeman  - Cryptocephalus aulicus Casebearer Beetle - Cryptocephalus mutabilis Cryptocephalus sp.? - Cryptocephalus calidus  Cryptocephalus mutabilis F. E. Melsheimer - Cryptocephalus mutabilis Cryptocephalus? - Cryptocephalus Chrysomelidae, lateral - Cryptocephalus mutabilis Leaf Beetle? - Cryptocephalus
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
7 spp. (albicans, aulicus, bispinus, calidus, gibbicollis, insertus, mutabilis)(1)
e. NA west to MT & TX(2):
4 widely distributed spp. (C. calidus MA-ON-MT-OK-FL; C. gibbicollis ME-FL-LA; C. insertus NH-SD-CO-LA-FL; and C. mutabilis, PQ-MN-NC-TX)
3 se. spp. (C. albicans SC-FL-MS; C. aulicus GA & FL; and C. bispinus GA-FL-OK-TX)
closely allied to Venustus group(1)
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.