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Source: Riley et al. 2003
Range: Most of US and adjacent Canada, except the west coast, NV and AZ (Riley et al. 2003)
Adult Activity: April 21 through June 11 in Alabama based on 15 specimens (Balsbaugh & Hays 1972).
Hosts: This species has been recorded from 17 plant families (Clark et al. 2004).
This genus is worldwide in distribution and contains a great many species.
Seventy-seven species of Cryptocephalus occur in America north of Mexico (Arnett et al. 2002).
Forty-two species of Cryptocephalus occur in Texas (Riley et al. 2003).
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.
Balsbaugh, E.U. & K.L. Hays. 1972. The Leaf beetles of Alabama (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Auburn University Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 441:1-223.
Clark, S.M., D.G. LeDoux, T.N. Seeno, E.G. Riley, A.J. Gilbert & J.M. Sullivan. 2004. Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae exclusive of Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.
Lawson, F.A. 1991. Chrysomelidae (Chrysomeloidea) Pp. 568-593. In: Stehr, F.W. (editor) Immature Insects. Volume 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa. xiv + 975 pp.
LeSage, L. 1986. The eggs and larvae of Cryptocephalus quadruplex Newman and C. venustus Fabricius, with a key to the known immature stages of the nearctic genera of cryptocephaline leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Canad. Entomol. 118: 97-111, 27 figs.
Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, & T.N. Seeno. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 1, 290 pp.
Tilden, J.W. 1949. Oviposition of Cryptocephalus confluens Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Entomological News, 60: 151-154.
White, R.E. 1968. A Review of the Genus Cryptocephalus in America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera). USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.
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