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Species Bassareus mammifer

Leaf Beetle - Bassareus mammifer Case-bearing Leaf Beetle - Bassareus mammifer Cryptocephalin - Bassareus mammifer - female beetle - Bassareus mammifer Beetle - Bassareus mammifer Orange and Black Beetle - Bassareus mammifer Black and Orange beetle - Bassareus mammifer beetle - Bassareus mammifer
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
Subtribe Cryptocephalina
Genus Bassareus
Species mammifer (Bassareus mammifer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bassareus mammifer (Newman)
Orig. Comb: Cryptocephalus mammifer Newman 1840
Explanation of Names
Bassar (G). a fox
mammi (L). teat (1)
One of 8 spp. (and many varieties) north of Mexico (2)
~6 mm (BG data)

Dets. E. G. Riley
e NA to AB (TX-FL-QC-AB) (3)
Most records: Jun-Jul (BG data)
Reported from 11 plant families (4)
See Also
- Range: e NA to Rockies
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2006
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.