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Species Cryptocephalus notatus

Cryptocephalus notatus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus notatus - female Cryptocephalus notatus notatus - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus notatus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus notatus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus notatus beetle - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus notatus or C. quadruplex? - Cryptocephalus notatus Cryptocephalus notatus? - Cryptocephalus notatus
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 Cryptocephalus
No Taxon (Basalis group)
Species notatus (Cryptocephalus notatus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptocephalus notatus Fabricius 1787
notatus = 'marked'
4 subspecies recognized by White (1968)(1) are now treated as synonyms by Riley et al. (2003)(2)
4-6 mm
One broad red shoulder spot, plus two rounded spots at the rear of the elytra. Elytra with 10 rows of punctures. Base of antennae pale.(3)
e NA to NM-ID (NM-FL-NS-ID) - Map (2)(4), (not known from AZ)
Recorded from 17 plant families(5)
One of the first two species of Cryptocephalus described from N. Amer. (1)
See Also
Cryptocephalus pubiventris Schaeffer - longer, more rectangular than C. notatus
- Endemic to AZ (C. notatus not recorded from AZ)
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2017
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn 2006
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.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.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.