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Genus Cryptocephalus

Cryptocephalus trivittatus Olivier - Cryptocephalus trivittatus Cryptocephalus nanus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus nanus Casebearer - Cryptocephalus quadruplex BG2720 E6690 - Cryptocephalus leucomelas beetle - Cryptocephalus Cryptocephalus sp.? - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus on rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) - Cryptocephalus amatus Leaf Beetle - Cryptocephalus? - Cryptocephalus
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 Cryptocephalus
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus Geoffroy 1762
Greek kryptos (κρυπτος) 'hidden' + kephale (κεφαλη) 'head' (head recessed into prothorax)
Numbers
~80 spp. in our area(1)(2)
Identification
Visual and distributional guide to our fauna provided in(3); keys and latest revision, in White (1968)(4)
Range
e NA to CA(1)(2)
Food
Plant associations for adults are numerous, and many probably incidental(5)
See Also
Bassareus, Griburius, Pachybrachis
Print References
Riley E.G., Gilbert A.J. 1999 (2000). Three new species of Cryptocephalus Geoffroy from the United States and a new United States record (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae). Occasional Papers of the Consortium Coleopterorum 3(1): 30-35.
White, R.E. 1968. A review of the genus Cryptocephalus in America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera). USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
Internet References
Key to Alabama spp. - Balsbaugh and Hays 1972(6)
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.
3.Quinn M. (2010) North American Cryptocephalus species (Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae)
4.A review of the genus Cryptocephalus in America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
White, R.E. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
5.Host Plants of Leaf Beetle Species Occuring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.
6.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.