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Species Acmaeodera hepburnii

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species hepburnii (Acmaeodera hepburnii)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera hepburnii LeConte 1860
CA-OR / Mex. (1)
(2)Adults have been recorded feeding at flowers of the following taxa in the Sunflower family: Baeria sp. (Chamberlin 1926:22); Eriophyllum lanatum (Beer 1944:107); Encelia virginiensis actoni, Erigeron sp., Eriophylllum confertiflorum, Helianthus gracilentus (Westcott, et al. 1979:174).
Recorded larval host plants are oaks: Quercus garryana, Q. douglasii, Q. wislizeni (Chamberlin 1926:22); Q. dumosa (Nelson 1962:56), and the common pear , Pyrus communis.
Print References
Beer, F. M. (1944). Notes on the hosts, habits and distribution of Oregon Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 20(3):105-109.
Chamberlin, W. J. (1926). Catalogue of the Buprestidae of North America North of Mexico. Corvallis, 289 pp.
Nelson, G. H. 1962. Notes on the Bupresidae: part III. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 57:56-60.
Westcott, R. L., W. F. Barr, G. H. Nelson, & D. S. Verity. 1979. Distributional and biological notes on North and Central American species of Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 33(2):169-181.
Internet References
Type images from the MCZ.