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Species Acmaeodera chiricahuae

Unknown 'Bug' - Acmaeodera chiricahuae Acmaeodera chiricahuae Barr - Acmaeodera chiricahuae
Classification
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 chiricahuae (Acmaeodera chiricahuae)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera chiricahuae Barr 1972
Size
Length: 9.5 mm
Range
AZ (1), restricted to the Chiricahua Mountains and nearby areas in southeastern Cochise Co.(2)
Season
Aug-Oct (3)
Life Cycle
larval host unk., adults on flowers (1)
Remarks
Type Locality: 5 mi. W. Portal, Cochise Co., AZ.
Barr (1972) details the locality of over 200 spmns coll'ed from the Chiricahua Mountains going back to 1916. (3)
See Also
most closely related to A. amabilis Horn which is not known from the Chiricahua mountains. These species can be most readily recognized by their different elytral markings. On the other hand, A. chiricahuae closely resembles A. flavomarginata Gray, under which name it is found in many collections. (3)
Print References
Barr, W.F. (1971)1972. New species of North American Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Arquivos do Museo Bocage (2.a Série) 3(7): 145-202. (3)
Westcott, R.L. and D.A. La Rue. 2017. New anthophilous host associations for adult Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) species from the western United States and Texas. Insecta Mundi 2017(0564): 1-8. (2)
Works Cited
1.A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America north of Mexico.
Nelson et al. 2008. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4. 274 pp.
2.New anthophilous host associations for adult Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) species from the W. US & TX.
Westcott, R.L. and D.A. La Rue. 2017. Insecta Mundi 2017(0564): 1-8.
3.New species of North American Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
Barr, W.F. 1972. Arquivos do Museo Bocage (2.a Série) 3(7)(1971): 145-202.