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Genus Griburius

Unknown Beetle - Griburius larvatus Griburius lecontii Crotch - Griburius lecontii Griburius montezuma (Suffrian)  - Griburius montezuma Griburius - Griburius undetermined Griburius montezuma? - Griburius montezuma Griburius montezuma? - Griburius montezuma Griburius montezuma? - Griburius montezuma Griburius montezuma? - Griburius montezuma
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 Pachybrachina
Genus Griburius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Griburius Haldeman 1849
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(2), many more further south(1)
Range
se US to AZ (1)
Habitat
Larvae have been found in buzzard's nests and in a packrat (Neotoma) nest(1)
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 (Abstract)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.