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Species Acmaeodera tiquilia

Acmaeodera tiquilia Westcott & Barr - Acmaeodera tiquilia
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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species tiquilia (Acmaeodera tiquilia)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera tiquilia Westcott & Barr 1998
adults on flowers of Tiquilia spp. (Boraginaceae) (1)
w. TX (1)
Life Cycle
larvae host in rough jointfir (Ephedra aspera, Ephedraceae); adults on flowers of Tiquilia spp. (Boraginaceae) (1)
Type Locality: Lower Pine Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., Texas (1)
Print References
Westcott, R.L.and W.F. Barr. 1998. A new species of Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Big Bend National Park, Texas, with synonymy for other species occurring in the United States. Insecta Mundi 12(1&2): 53-57.
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.