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Venustus group

Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus venustus Small beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus beetle - Cryptocephalus obsoletus Cryptocephalus gibbicollis? - Cryptocephalus venustus Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus - Cryptocephalus venustus Confluentus group (Cryptocephalus Confluentus group)? - Cryptocephalus venustus Cryptocephalus venustus? - Cryptocephalus venustus Chrysomelidae - Cryptocephalus venustus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Cryptocephalus
No Taxon Venustus group
Numbers
2 spp. (venustus, obsoletus)(1)
Range
throughout NA east of the Continental Divide(1)(2):
C. obsoletus coastal states, MD-FL-LA
C. venustus QC-FL to MB-CO-TX
Works Cited
1.New Species of Cryptocephalus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
H. C. Fall. 1932. Psyche 39: 21-25.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.