Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius, 1787**

Webster, Reginald P., LeSage, Laurent & DeMerchant, Ian, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Megalopodidae and Chrysomelidae, ZooKeys 179, pp. 321-348: 333-335

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Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius, 1787**


Cryptocephalus venustus Fabricius, 1787**   Map 29

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Sunbury Co., 9.5 km NE jct. Rt. 101 & 645, 45.7586°N, 66.6755°W, 17.VII.2008, R. P. Webster, old field with open sandy areas, sweeping foliage (3, RWC). York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8340°N, 66.7450°W, 10.VII.2005, R. P. Webster, old field, sweeping (3, RWC); same locality but 45.8430°N, 66.7275°W, 17.VIII.2007, R. P. Webster, regenerating mixed forest, sweeping foliage in brushy opening (1, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

This is a polyphagous species reported from hosts in 13 families ( Clark et al. 2004). Cryptocephalus venustus   was collected by sweeping foliage in an old field with sandy areas, a small old-field opening in a mixed forest, and in a brushy opening within a 20-year-old regenerating mixed forest. Adults were captured during July and August. LeSage (1986) successfully reared the larvae of this species on a mixture of dead leaves of Alnus   , Rubus   , Salix   , and Vaccinium   spp.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB ( LeSage 1991; Riley et al. 2003).