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Species Acmaeodera tildenorum

Acmaeodera tildenorum - male
Classification
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 tildenorum (Acmaeodera tildenorum)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera tildenorum Nelson & Westcott 1995
species named in honor of Bruce Tilden and his father, the late James Wilson Tilden. (1)
Size
4.8-7.1 mm (1)
Range
southmost TX (Starr & Hidalgo counties) to Querétaro, Mex. - Map (1)(2)(3)
Life Cycle
most adults taken on var. cactus flwrs; larval habits unk. (1)
Remarks
Type Locality: Sullivan City, Hidalgo Co., TX (1)
See Also
superficial resemblance to some forms of A. obtusa Horn, A. gillespiensis Knull and A. variegata LeConte. (1)
Print References
Nelson, G.H. & R.L. Westcott. 1995. Three new species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz from the United States and Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin 49(1): 77-87. (PDF) (1)
Internet References
Type - CASC
Works Cited
1.Three new species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the United States and Mexico.
Nelson, G. H. and R. L. Westcott. 1995. The Coleopterists Bulletin 49(1): 77–87.
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)