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Venustus group

Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus venustus Cryptocephalus ? venustus ? calidus? - Cryptocephalus venustus Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus Cryptocephalus obsoletus Germar - Cryptocephalus obsoletus Little Striped Beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus Cryptocephalus sp? - Cryptocephalus venustus Genus Cryptocephalus - Cryptocephalus venustus
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Cryptocephalus
No Taxon Venustus group
2 spp. (venustus, obsoletus)(1)
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.