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Species Spectralia roburella

Spectralia roburella (Knull) - Spectralia roburella
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 Buprestinae
Genus Spectralia
Species roburella (Spectralia roburella)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spectralia roburella (Knull)
Orig. Comb: Cinyra roburella Knull 1941
w. to c. TX - Map (1)(2)(3), Davis Mtns, Chisos Mtns, Lost Maple St. Pk.
Life Cycle
larvae host in sandpaper oak (Quercus vaseyana, Fagaceae) (2)
Type Locality: Davis Mountains, Texas (2)
See Also
This species should stand next to C. gracilipes (Melsh.) according to Chamberlin's (1920) key. However it differs by being more robust, dull, and having a convex pronotum, more densely punctured dorsal surface and by structure of the male genitalia. (1)
Print References
Chamberlin, W.J. 1920. Description of one new buprestid with notes on other little known species (Coleop.). Entomological News 31: 241-244. (4)
Knull, J.N. 1941. Two new Texas Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Entomological News 52: 98-100. (1)
Works Cited
1.Two new Texas Buprestidae (Coleoptera).
Knull, J.N. 1941. Entomological News 52(4): 98-100.
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Description of one new buprestid with notes on other little known species (Coleop.).
Chamberlin. W.J. 1920. Entomological News 31: 241-244.