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Tribe Cryptocephalini

ъ - Diachus Cryptocephalus cribripennis J. L. LeConte - Cryptocephalus cribripennis Leaf beetle (2) - Lexiphanes saponatus Cryptocephalus leucomelas Beetle - Pachybrachis pectoralis - male Black and red beetle - Cryptocephalus quadruplex othonus? - Pachybrachis subvittatus patterned chrysomelid - Pachybrachis
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
Numbers
>270 spp. in 7 genera in our area(1), ~3000 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
excellent visual guide in(3)
Habitat
Larvae in leaf litter/debris on the ground(1)
Life Cycle
Larvae mostly detritivorous(1)