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Tribe Cryptocephalini


Geographical variation in Pachybrachis othonus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) with descriptions of a new subspecies
By Edward U. Balsbaugh
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Volume 66, Issue 2, Pages 252–261, 1973

Taxonomy of Cryptocephalus Geoffroy: what do we know? (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae).
By M. Schöller
Mitteilungen internationaler entomologischer Verein 27(1-2): 59-76, 2002

New Species of Cryptocephalus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
By H. C. Fall
Psyche 39: 21-25, 1932

Geographical variation in Pachybrachis nigricornis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
By Balsbaugh Jr, E.U. and W.L. Tucker.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 30(2): 117–131., 1976
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Balsbaugh Jr, E.U. and W.L. Tucker. 1976. Geographical variation in Pachybrachis nigricornis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 30(2): 117–131.

Definition and revision of spumarius species-group of North American Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)
By Barney, R.J.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(3): 449-460., 2017
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Barney, R.J. 2017. Definition and revision of the spumarius species-group of North American Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(3): 449-460.

Abstract
The spumarius species-group of Nearctic Pachybrachis Chevrolat, 1836 is defined and revised. The group is composed of one species: Pachybrachis spumarius Suffrian, 1852. A male specimen of P. spumarius, recently discovered in the Natural History Museum in London among some previously unrecognized type material of Suffrian, is herein designated as a lectotype.

Definition and revision of the pectoralis species-group of eastern North American Pachybrachis (Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)
By Barney
The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(3): 471-499., 2018
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Barney, R.J. 2018. Definition and revision of the pectoralis species-group of eastern North American Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(3): 471-499.

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The pectoralis species-group of Nearctic Pachybrachis Chevrolat, 1836 is defined and revised. The group is composed of seven species:

Pachybrachis clarki Barney,
Pachybrachis diversus Fall,
Pachybrachis obsoletus Suffrian,
Pachybrachis peccans Suffrian,
Pachybrachis pectoralis (F. E. Melsheimer),

Definition and revision of pubescens species-group of NA Pachybrachis (Chrysomelidae), including descriptions of three n. spp.
By Barney, R.J.
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(4): 1017-1048., 2019
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Barney, R.J. 2019. Definition and revision of the pubescens species-group of North American Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae), including descriptions of three new species. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(4): 1017-1048.

Abstract

The pubescens species-group of Nearctic Pachybrachis Chevrolat, 1836 is defined and revised. The group is composed of 12 species:

P. analis LeConte;
P. baja Barney, new species;
P. connexus Fall;
P. donneri Crotch;
P. gilberti Barney, new species;

Key to all sixty-four species of Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae) in the eastern USA.
By Barney, R.J.
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(1): 85-96., 2019
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Barney, R.J. 2019. Key to all sixty-four species of Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae) in the eastern USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(1): 85-96.

Abstract

A key to the males of all 64 species of Pachybrachis Chevrolat, 1836 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae) currently known from the eastern USA is presented. Type, figure, and map citations from the literature are given for each species. Pachybrachis newmani Jacobson is reported as a replacement name for Pachybrachi