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Species Acmaeodera opacula

Buprestid -- Acmaeodera sp. - Acmaeodera opacula Acmaeodera paradisjuncta - Acmaeodera opacula Acmaeodera paradisjuncta? - Acmaeodera opacula Acmaeodera paradisjuncta? - Acmaeodera opacula Acmaeodera opacula A. disjuncta - Acmaeodera opacula * - Acmaeodera opacula Acmaeodera opacula? - Acmaeodera opacula
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 opacula (Acmaeodera opacula)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acmaeodera disjuncta Fall 1899
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera opacula LeConte 1858
opacula (L). shaded, dull (1)
Resembles A. paradisjuncta and some amabilis. Barr (1975) suggested this species might be an intergrade of A. amabilis and disjuncta. However, the most recent treatment of opacula (Hansen & Westcott 2023) has synonymized disjuncta under this species.
AZ–TX, Mexico - Map (2)(3)(4)
Life Cycle
larvae in ocotillo - Fouquieria splendens, adults on various flowers
Type Locality: El Paso, TX (2)
See Also
A. paradisjuncta
Print References
Barr, W. F. 1975. Taxonomic notes and new synonymies of some North American Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 48(3):411-421.
LeConte J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, under Major W.H.Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)