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Species Acmaeodera ornatoides

Acmaeodera ornatoides Barr - Acmaeodera ornatoides Cactus Insect #7 - Acmaeodera ornatoides Acmaeodera ornatoides Coleoptera - Acmaeodera ornatoides Acmaeodera ornata (Fabricius) - Acmaeodera ornatoides Beetle - Acmaeodera ornatoides 3035800 Bup - Acmaeodera ornatoides 3035808 Bup - Acmaeodera ornatoides
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species ornatoides (Acmaeodera ornatoides)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera ornatoides Barr 1972
pale lateral humeral mark short, straight and not curved (J. Hanson, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2019)

Det. R. L. Westcott, 2012
common across c. & n. TX - Map (1)(2)
May prefer areas with sandy soil
Apr-Jun in TX (BG data)
Larvae bore in wood of Escarpment Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis) and probably other oak species. Also Persimmon (Diospyros texana) (1)
Adults are nectarivorous, recorded on blooms of Prickly Pear (Opuntia sp.), Poppy-Mallow (Callirhoe sp.), Thistles and more.
Type Locality: Goliad Co., Texas (1)
See Also
elongated curved pale lateral humeral mark (J. Hanson, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2019)
Acmaeodera ornata (Fabricius)
- Range: e. US to e. TX
Det. S. G. Wellso, 2015
Print References
Barr, W.F. 1972(1971). New species of North American Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Arquivos do Museo Boçage 2.a Série, 3(7):145-202.
Internet References
Type - AMNH, NYC
e-mail comments from Dan Heffern
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)