Cryptocephalini

Cryptocephalus decemmaculatus, copyright Stanislav Krejčík.


Belongs within: Chrysomeloidea.
Contains: Cryptocephalus (Burlinius).

The Cryptocephalini are a group of leaf beetles whose larvae feed on dead leaves accumulated on the ground and protect themselves within a case composed of faeces and debris (Lawrence & Britton 1991).

<==Cryptocephalini SW07
    |--Acolastus Gerstaecker 1855 SW07
    |--Mylassa Stål 1857 SW07
    |--Cadmus aurantiacus LB91, QI93
    |--Ditropidus LB91
    |--Isnus [Monachulina] SW07
    |    `--I. petasus Selman 1962 SW07
    `--Cryptocephalus Geoffroy 1762 ES06
         |  i. s.: C. aeneipennis Dejean in Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. asturiensis Heyden 1870 BN04
         |         C. aureolus Suffrian 1847 BN04
         |         C. australis Dejean in Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. bilineatus [incl. C. bilineatus var. armeniacus] C01
         |         C. bipunctatus C01
         |         C. birmanicus Jacoby 1889 J89
         |         C. cantabricus Franz 1958 BN04
         |         C. carnifex B70
         |         C. consors Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. cordiger C01
         |         C. convergens Sassi 2001 BN04
         |         C. crucicollis Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. elegantulus C01
         |         C. flavipes [incl. C. flavipes var. nigrescens] C01
         |         C. globicollis Suffrian 1847 BN04
         |         C. globus Dejean in Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. haematodes Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. hypochaeridis (Linné 1758) BN04
         |           |--C. h. hypochaeridis BN04
         |           |--C. h. cristula Dufour 1843 BN04
         |           `--C. h. transiens Franz 1949 BN04
         |         C. indicus J89
         |         C. janthinus C01
         |         C. labiatus C01
         |         C. laevicollis C01
         |         C. monochroa Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. moraei C01
         |         C. multiplex J89
         |         C. ocellatus C01
         |         C. parentheticus LB91
         |         C. quadriguttatus C01
         |         C. rubiginosus [incl. C. gigas] B35
         |         C. sannio [incl. C. interjectus] J89
         |         C. sericeus (Linné 1758) BN04 [incl. C. sericeus var. coeruleus C01, C. sericeus var. pratorum C01]
         |         C. sexpustulatus C01
         |         C. speciosus d’Urville in Boisduval 1835 B35
         |         C. swinhoei Bates 1866 B66
         |         C. tibialis Brisout 1866 BN04
         |         C. tricinctus J89
         |         C. trifasciatus J89
         |         C. unifasciatus Jacoby 1889 J89
         |         C. violaceus Laicharting 1781 BN04
         |         C. zambanellus B14
         |--*C. (Cryptocephalus) decemmaculatus (Linnaeus 1758) ES06
         `--C. (Burlinius) ES06

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BN04] Baselga, A., & F. Novoa. 2004. La colección del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Madrid) de Cryptocephalus Geoffroy, 1762 (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) de los grupos de C. sericeus (Linné, 1758), C. hypochaeridis (Linné, 1758) y C. violaceus Laicharting, 1781. Graellsia 60 (1): 95–99.

[B66] Bates, H. W. 1866. On a collection of Coleoptera from Formosa sent home by R. Swinhoe, Esq., H. B. M. Consul, Formosa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 339–355.

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d'Urville. Faune entomologique de l'océan Pacifique, avec l'illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature's gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[B70] Britton, E. B. 1970. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 495–621. Melbourne University Press.

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[ES06] Erber, D., & M. Schöller. 2006. Revision of the Cryptocephalus-species of the Canary Islands and Madeira (Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 86 (1): 85–107.

[J89] Jacoby, M. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. XVII.—List of the phytophagous Coleoptera obtained by Signor L. Fea at Burmah and Tenasserim, with descriptions of the new species. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 147–237.

[LB91] Lawrence, J. F., & E. B. Britton. 1991. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 543–683. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[QI93] Quicke, D. L. J., & S. N. Ingram. 1993. Braconine wasps of Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33 (1): 299–336.

[SW07] Schöller, M., & V. Witte. 2007. A review of the genus Clytrasoma Jacoby 1908, with description of a new species collected within a Camponotus sp. ant-nest (Insecta: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae; Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 87 (1): 51–61.

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