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Genus Griburius

Unknown Beetle - Griburius larvatus Griburius lecontii Crotch - Griburius lecontii Griburius equestris (Olivier) - Griburius equestris Griburius rileyi Sassi - Griburius rileyi TX - 5mm leaf Beetle - Griburius rileyi Griburius montezuma? - Griburius montezuma Griburius montezuma Griburius larvatus? - Griburius larvatus
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 Pachybrachina
Genus Griburius
Explanation of Names
Griburius Haldeman 1849
6 spp. in our area(1)(2), many more further south(3)
se US to AZ / Mex. to S. Amer. (3)
Larvae have been found in buzzard's nests and in a packrat (Neotoma) nest(3)
Print References
Beamer R.H. (1926) Notes on Griburius montezuma (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 11: 209-210.
Riley E.G., Clark S.M., Gilbert A.J. (2001) New records, nomenclatural changes, and taxonomic notes for select North American leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi, 15: 1-17. (4)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Revision of the Griburius scutellaris (Fabricius, 1801) species group (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)
Sassi, D. 2023. Zootaxa, 5315(6): 501-548.
3.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.
4.New records, nomenclatural changes, and taxonomic notes for select North American leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, and A.J. Gilbert. 2001. Insecta Mundi 176: 1-17.