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Species Acmaeoderoides ferruginis

Acmaeoderoides ferruginis Wellso & Nelson - Acmaeoderoides ferruginis - male
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Genus Acmaeoderoides
Species ferruginis (Acmaeoderoides ferruginis)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeoderoides ferruginis Wellso & Nelson 1968
Trans-Pecos, w. TX - Map (1)(2)
Life Cycle
larval host unk., adults on catclaw acacia (Senegalia (=Acacia) greggii, and flowers of plumed crinklemat (Tiquilia greggii) (1)
Type Locality: 3 mi N Presidio, Presidio Co., TX (1)
Print References
Nelson, G.H. 1968. A revision of the genus Acmaeoderoides (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series 36(6): 125-146.
Internet References
Type - AMNH
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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)