Cryptocephalus


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Cryptocephalus

 

a large genus of beetles of the family Chrysomelidae. The cylindrical body is 2–9 mm long; it usually is brightly colored and often has a metallic sheen. The head may be retracted. Of the approximately 1,000 species distributed throughout the world, about 250 are present in the USSR. The beetles feed on leaves; Crytocephalus pini injures pine trees.

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R A Aphthonomorpha collaris R A (Baly) Aphthona varipes Jacoby R A Aphthona strigosa Baly R A Longitarsus dorsopictus R A Chen Longitarsus lohita Maulik R A Hemipyxis plagideroides R A (Motschulsky) Monolepta hieroglyphica R A (Motschulsky) Cryptocephalus sp.
Of the six specific species they listed, three occurred in our study area, and representatives of all of the other genera, except Cryptocephalus (Chrysomelidae), also occurred on or around Point Clear Island.