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Species Acmaeodera ornatoides

Comal County Acmaeodera - Acmaeodera ornatoides Spotty beetle - Acmaeodera ornatoides Acmaeodera ornatoides Barr - Acmaeodera ornatoides Cactus Insect #7 - Acmaeodera ornatoides Little black beetle - Acmaeodera ornatoides Coleoptera - Acmaeodera ornatoides Metallic Wood Boring Beetle? - Acmaeodera ornatoides Acmaeodera sp. - Acmaeodera ornatoides
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 ornatoides (Acmaeodera ornatoides)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera ornatoides Barr 1972
Range
NM-TX-OK (1)
Habitat
May prefer areas with sandy soil
Season
Apr-Jun in TX (BG data)
Food
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.
Remarks
Type Locality: Goliad Co., Texas (1)
See Also
The species limits of A. ornata and A. ornatoides are ill-defined [...] too much so to be confidently identified from a single specimen there. Barr himself did not designate as paratypes a number of specimens, even some well within the area where he had paratypical specimens.
… Richard L. Westcott, 19 January, 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.
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.