Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Bassareus

Chrysomelidae - Bassareus lituratus Bassareus lituratus Chrysomelidae ? - Bassareus lituratus Orange and Black Beetle - Bassareus mammifer Small colorful beetle...??? - Bassareus brunnipes Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - Bassareus Leaf Beetle - Bassareus mammifer Beetle (Cryptocephalus badius?) - Bassareus
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
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Bassareus
Explanation of Names
Bassareus Haldeman 1849
Greek bassaris 'fox'(1)
Numbers
8 spp., all in our area(2)(3)
Identification
front margin of the prothorax sinuous or hooked (unlike in Cryptocephalus), also described as "anterior edge of proepisternum laterally sinuous or toothed, in many specimens difficult to see" (4):
 

Note also "abdominal sternum 1 of male excavated in middle and with large spine on each side" (4):
 
Range
Nearctic genus: e. half of the US and adjacent Canada(2)
Remarks
Genus needs revision(2)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2007. Clemson University.