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Species Cryptocephalus guttulatus - Fourteen-spotted Leaf Beetle

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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
No Taxon (Guttulatus group)
Species guttulatus (Fourteen-spotted Leaf Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: guttatulus (spelling)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus guttulatus Olivier, 1808
Size
3.9 to 6.0 (based on 146 specimens) (1)
Identification
Small, brown elytra, 7 variable yellow spots on each.
The combination of a pale orange pronotum and dark elytra with pale cream spots is distinctive. … John R. Watts, 8 July, 2008
Range
e US (TX-FL-NY-CO) - Map (2)(3)
Season
mostly: May-July (BG data)
Food
Recorded from eight plant families (4)
See Also
Cryptocephalus guttulatellus is similar, but has larger spots, is smaller overall
- Range: restricted to south Texas
Cryptocephalus guttulatellus Schaeffer
Det. E. G. Riley 2009
Print References
Brimley, p. 222 (5)
Balsbaugh & Hays, p. 47 (6)
Works Cited
1.A review of the genus Cryptocephalus in America north of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
White, R.E. 1968. USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
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.
5.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
6.The leaf beetles of Alabama
Edward Balsbaugh and Kirby Hays. 1972. Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University.