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Species Pachybrachis viduatus

Pachybrachis viduatus (Fabricius) - Pachybrachis viduatus - male Pachybrachis viduatus (Fabricius) - Pachybrachis viduatus - male Pachybrachis viduatus (Fabricius) - Pachybrachis viduatus - male
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 Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Pachybrachina
Genus Pachybrachis (Scriptured Leaf Beetles)
No Taxon (Striped Pachys)
Species viduatus (Pachybrachis viduatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pachybrachis viduatus (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Cryptocephalus viduatus Fabricius 1801
Size
length 2.9-3.6 mm (1)
Identification
P. viduatus was long confused with the common and widespread Pachybrachis bivittatus (Say).
Range
coastal states: TX-FL-NC (plus 1 record from Coffee Co., TN) (1)
Habitat
collected in very small numbers at two localities in NC in asso. w/ host plants in localities best described as a long-leaf pine savanna-pocosin transition and a disturbed roadside. (1)
Season
May-Aug (1)
Food
recent collecting confirmed asso. w/ Atlantic St. John's-Wort, Hypericum tenuifolium (Clusiaceae) (1)
Remarks
Like the other vittate species of the viduatus species-group, this species is uncommon in collections. (1)
See Also
Pachybrachis viduatus is separated from P. picturatus by its heavy black maculation and distinct, coarse dorsal punctation, but it is externally inseparable from other members of the viduatus complex (P. bloxham, P. chester, and P. kentuckyensis). (1)
Works Cited
1.Definition and revision of the viduatus species-group of North American Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)
Riley, E.G. and R.J. Barney. 2015. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(1): 25–59.