Welcome to Cryptocephalinae of the World Lifedesk
This LifeDesk serves to maintain images, an updated classification, and bibliography of cryptocephaline leaf beetles. Currently, focus is largely on Stegnocephala, New World Cryptocephalus, and Fulcidacini; however, with time and collaboration we hope to build upon this work. Images are based almost exclusively on types, but authoritatively identified material is also included. The identity of most species herein is finally confirmed after almost 150 years since their original description.
Contributions and collaborations are welcome. Please contact the administrator.
Citing entire Lifedesks:
Chamorro, M.L. (2011) Cryptocephalinae of the World. URL:http://camptosomata.lifedesks.org/ (Accessed on <day-month-year>).
Citing specific taxon page:
<Name of taxon page compilers> (year las updated: 2011) . <Complete species or subspecies name>. Accessed through Cryptocephalinae of the World; URL: on <day-month-year>.
Recent bibliographic items
- Taxonomy of Cryptocephalus Geoffroy: what do we know? (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae).
- Contribucion al estudio de los Cryptocephalus Cubanos (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae) y adicion de 25 nuevas Especies y formas a la Fauna
- Zur Kenntniss der südamerikanischen Cryptocephalen
- A Review of the Genus Cryptocephalus in America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera)