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Species Acmaeodera starrae

Acmaeodera starrae Knull - Acmaeodera starrae
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 starrae (Acmaeodera starrae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acmaeodera starrae Knull, 1966
4.8 to 6 mm (1)

Det. G. H. Nelson, 1972
Starr Co., TX - Map (1)(2)
Mar-Apr (1)
Life Cycle
host unk. (3)
Type Locality: 5 mi W Sullivan City, Starr Co., TX (1)
See Also
This species is near A. neglecta Fall. It differs from it and other small Acmaeodera found in that area by its black color and irregular yellow stripe on each elytron. The habits were different, in that all the specimens were taken from the ground where they had alighted. None were found in flowers. (1)

Acmaeodera robigo Knull
- Range: TX-OK
Det. S. Wellso, 1996

Acmaeodera riograndei Nelson
- Range: w. TX / Mex.
Det. W. F. Barr

Acmaeodera neoneglecta Fisher
- Range: s. & w. TX to Mex.
Det. Richard L. Westcott, 2012
Print References
Knull, J.N. 1966. Two new species of Acmaeodera from Southeastern Texas (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Ohio Journal of Science 66: 332-334. (1)
Works Cited
1.Two new species of Acmaeodera from southeastern Texas (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
Knull, J.N. 1966. The Ohio Journal of Science 66: 332-334.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.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.