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Species Pachybrachis turgidicollis

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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 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)
Species turgidicollis (Pachybrachis turgidicollis)
Explanation of Names
Pachybrachis turgidicollis Fall 1915
turgidicollis (L). swollen neck (1)
Size
Length 3.7 to 3.8 mm (Ave 3.75 mm) (2)
Identification
Black or fuscous and yellow maculate, the darker color predominating.
Eyes separated by a distance distinctly less than, in the male, or, in the female, subequal to the vertical width of their upper lobes; front without ocular lines.
Prothorax strongly inflated behind the middle especially in the male;
elytral shield large and conspicuous;
front claws of male much enlarged. (2)
Range
NM to w. TX (2),(3)
Habitat
mostly collected in western mtns (2),(BG data)
Season
May-July (2),(BG data)
Life Cycle
taken in asso. w/ whitethorn acacia (Vachellia (=Acacia) constricta, Fabaceae) (4) - Range
also beaten from foliage of catclaw acacia (Senegalia (=Acacia) greggii, Fabaceae) (BG data) - Range
Print References
Fall, H.C. 1915. A revision of the North American species of Pachybrachys. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 41: 291-486.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.A revision of the North American species of Pachybrachys
H. C. Fall. 1915. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 41, No. 3: 291–486 .
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.