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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Chrysomelidae
Subfamilia: Criocerinae
Tribus: Criocerini
Genus: Crioceris
Subgenera: C. (Crioceris) – C. (Pseudolema)
Overview of species

C. afghana – C. asparagi – C. atrolateralis – C. bicruciata – C. duodecimpunctata – C. hypopsila – C. ignorata – C. iliensis – C. korschefskyi – C. macilenta – C. nigroornata – C. nigropicta – C. nigropunctata – C. orientalis – C. oschanini – C. paracenthesis – C. piceosuturalis – C. piliceps – C. quatuordecimpunctataC. quinquepunctata – C. signatifrons – C. sokolowi – C. suturata – C. variabilis – C. viridimicans – C. viridissima


Crioceris Geoffroy, 1762: 237

Gender: feminine. (Opinion 2159, ICZN, 2006)

Type species: Chrysomela asparagi Linnaeus, 1758, by designation under the plenary powers (ICZN, 1970).

Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 908. (as "Crioceris Müller, 1764"; amended in Opinion 1754)

Anthurga Gistel, 1848: [9] [syn. Bezděk, 2020: 175]
Type species: Chrysomela asparagi Linnaeus, 1758, by subsequent designation by Bezděk, 2020: 175.

Primary references

Bezděk, J. 2020. Review of the genus-level names proposed by Johannes Gistel in Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 173–188. DOI: 10.37520/aemnp.2020.011 Open access. Reference page.
Geoffroy, E.L. 1762. Histoire abrégée des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris; dans laquelle ces animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique. Tome premier. Durand, Paris. xxviii + 523 pp., 10 pls. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.14710. BHL. Reference page.
Gistel, J.N.F.X. 1848. Faunula monacensis cantharologica. Isis von Oken 1848: (6) [unn. pp.”1–3”]; (7): [unn. pp. “4–6”]; (8): [unn. p. “7”]; (9): [unn. pp. “8–9”]; (10): [unn. pp. “10–11”]; (11): [unn. pp. “12–13”] (inserted with fascicles). Reference page.
ICZN 1970. Opinion 908 Crioceris Müller, 1764 and Lema Fabricius, 1798 (Insecta. Coleoptera): proposed designation of type-species under the plenary powers. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 27(1): 12–13. BHL. Reference page.
ICZN 1994. Opinion 1754. Histoire abrégée des insectes qui se trouve aux environs de Paris (Geoffroy, 1762): some generic names conserved (Crustacea, Insecta). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 51(1): 58–70. BHL. Reference page.
ICZN 2006. Opinion 2159 (Case 3072) Crioceris Geoffroy, 1762, Lilioceris Reitter, 1912 and other genus-group names with the suffix -ceris in the family Chrysomelidae (Insecta, Coleoptera): Official Correction of gender to feminine. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 63(3): 211–212. BHL. Reference page.

Additional references

Bezděk, J. & Moseyko, A.G. 2021. Identity of the enigmatic Crioceris jurkiewiczi Brancsik (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae). Zootaxa 4991(1): 192–194. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4991.1.12 Paywall. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page. [Crioceris jurkiewiczi moved to Lema (Quasilema)]
Bezděk, J. & Schmitt, M. 2017. Subfamily Criocerinae in Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera vol. 6, Corrigenda et Addenda. Entomologische Blätter und Coleoptera 113(2): 113–135. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Heinze, E.K. & Pinsdorf, W. 1964. Die Criocerinen Afrikas (Col. Chrysomelidae) (31. Beitrag Zur Kenntnis Der Criocerinen). Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey 15(2): 334–569. BHL. Reference page.
Monrós, F. 1947. Notas sobre Crioceridae Argentinos (Col., Chrysomeloidea). Arthropoda (Buenos Aires) 1(1): 78–88.
Riley, E.G., Clark, S.M. & Seeno, T.N. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America North of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopididae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 1. Sacramento, CA. 290 pp. ISBN 978-0-9726087-1-8. PDF. Reference page.
Schmitt, M. 2010. Subfamily Criocerinae Latreille, 1804. Pp. 359–368. In: Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6. Chrysomeloidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 924 pp. ISBN 978-87-88757-84-2. Google Books.


Crioceris – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
English: Asparagus beetle
русский: Трещалка

Crioceris, or asparagus beetle, is a genus of the family Chrysomelidae of beetles. The name is neo-Latin from Greek κριός, ram and κέρας, horn. [2] Not all species in the genus Crioceris feed on asparagus (e.g., C. nigropicta). Some studies have found low genetic diversity among groups of isolated Chrysomelidae, and use Wolbachia species as a genetic marker.[3]

Crioceris asparagi (Linnaeus, 1758), common asparagus beetle[4]
Crioceris bicruciata (Sahlberg, 1823)[4]
Crioceris duodecimpunctata (Linnaeus, 1758), spotted asparagus beetle[5]
Crioceris macilenta Weise, 1880
Crioceris nigropunctata Lacordaire, 1845
Crioceris paracenthesis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Crioceris quatuordecimpunctata (Scopoli, 1763)
Crioceris quinquepunctata (Scopoli, 1763)[5]


"Crioceris". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Whitney, William Dwight; Benjamin Eli Smith (1891). The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia. Vol. II. New York: The Century Company. p. 1353. Archived from the original on 6 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
Mazur, M. A.; Kubisz, D.; Kajtoch, L. (August 22, 2014). "Restricted geographic distribution and low genetic distinctiveness of steppic Crioceris quinquepunctata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) populations in Central East Europe" (PDF). Entomologica Fennica. 25: 102–110 – via Web of Science.
Chikatunov, Vladimir; Tomáš Pavlíček; Eviatar Nevo (1999). Coleoptera of "Evolution Canyon," Lower Nahal Oren, Mount Carmel, Israel. Pensoft Publishers. pp. 122–123. ISBN 954-642-052-2. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
Károly, Vig (1997). "Leaf beetle collection of the Mátra Museum, Gyöngyös, Hungary (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae sensu lato)" (PDF). Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis. 22: 175–201. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2008-06-10.

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