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Species Enoclerus spinolae - Handsome Yucca Beetle

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Clerinae
Genus Enoclerus
Species spinolae (Handsome Yucca Beetle)
Other Common Names
Handsome Yucca Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
resurrected as species by Barr & Rifkind (2009) (see details); sometimes misspelled spinolai
Explanation of Names
Enoclerus spinolae (LeConte 1853)
named after Massimiliano Spinola (1780-1857), the author of the "beautifully prepared and fully illustrated account of the world fauna of [Cleridae]."(1)
Identification
variable
Range
sw US (CA to NE-TX) & n. Mexico(1)(BG data)
Habitat
Common on Yucca glauca, Asclepias, and sotol (Dasylirion, Liliaceae)
Print References
Barr W.F., Rifkind J. (2009) Two new and one resurrected species of Enoclerus Gahan (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae) from the western United States. Zootaxa 2168: 57-62. (Abstract)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.