Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Cryptocephalini

Cryptocephalus spurcus vandykei B. White  - Cryptocephalus spurcus beetle 36 - Cryptocephalus merus Pachybrachis sp. (EGR 19) - Pachybrachis Pachybrachis sp. (EGR 136) - Pachybrachis Pachybrachis? - Pachybrachis Pachybrachis signatifrons Chrysomelid? (Bruchinae?) - Lexiphanes 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)