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Species Pachybrachis kentuckyensis

Pachybrachis kentuckyensis Riley and Barney - Pachybrachis kentuckyensis - male Pachybrachis kentuckyensis Riley and Barney - Pachybrachis kentuckyensis - male Pachybrachis kentuckyensis Riley and Barney - Pachybrachis kentuckyensis - male Pachybrachis kentuckyensis Riley and Barney - Pachybrachis kentuckyensis - 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 kentuckyensis (Pachybrachis kentuckyensis)
Explanation of Names
Pachybrachis kentuckyensis Riley and Barney, 2015
Size
2.4–3.1 mm (1)
Range
e US, mostly betw. Miss. R. and Appalachian Mtns (MS-FL-WV-OH) (1)
Habitat
type locality, Eastview Barrens State Nature Preserve, is a fire-maintained grassland and open woodland (1)
Food
One specimen was taken on straggling St. Johnswort, Hypericum dolabriforme (Clusiaceae) (1). this plant has a narrow distribution (USDA) similar to that of the beetle.
Remarks
Type Locality: KY: Hardin Co. / Eastview Barrens SNP / 37.603476 -86.047614 / 9 Jun 2009
See Also
Externally, this species is inseparable from some members of the viduatus complex (P. bloxham, P. chester, and P. viduatus), but it may be separated from P. picturatus by having heavy black maculation and dense, coarse dorsal punctation.
Print References
Riley, E.G. and R.J. Barney. 2015. Definition and revision of the viduatus species-group of North American Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(1): 25–59. (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.