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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We also found the case-bearing beetle Cryptocephalus trisfasciatus on downy rose myrtle, though this species has already been tested and found to feed too broadly for biological control uses.
4); en cambio, Cryptocephalus trizonatus y Diplacaspis prosternalis se presentaron unicamente a 540 msnm (Cuadro 1).
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