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Tribe Cryptocephalini

Pachybrachis turbidus LeConte - Pachybrachis turbidus Pachybrachis bivittatus (Say) - Pachybrachis bivittatus Pachybrachis hepaticus (Melsheimer) - Pachybrachis hepaticus Scriptured Leaf Beetle, face - Pachybrachis Pachybrachis integratus Fall - Pachybrachis integratus Cryptocephalus quercus? - Cryptocephalus quercus Cryptocephalus? - Cryptocephalus optimus Casebearer - Cryptocephalus quadruplex
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
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)