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Species Chariessa catalina

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Peloniinae
Genus Chariessa
Species catalina (Chariessa catalina)
Explanation of Names
Chariessa catalina Opitz, 2017
catalina refers to the type locality (1)
Size
Length 7.5-14.0 mm (1)
Identification
Forebody, venter, forebody and venter pubescence, pale sanguineous; elytra more black than blue (USA) ...... Chariessa elegans Horn
Forebody, venter, forebody and venter pubescence, crimson; elytra more blue than black (USA, Mexico) ..... Chariessa catalina Opitz, new species (1)
Range
Range: CA-TX, UT / n. Mex. (1)
Season
mostly during March (1)
Life Cycle
pair, along with dozens of others, on an oak that had been struck by lightning in Texas:
Remarks
Type locality: Arizona, Catalina Mts., Redington Pass, Dec. 7, 1969 (collector not noted) (FSCA)
Print References
Opitz, W. 2017. Classification, natural history, and evolution of the subfamily Peloniinae Opitz (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Part VIII. Systematics of the checkered beetle genus Chariessa Perty. Insecta Mundi 0574: 1-42. (Full PDF)
Works Cited
1.Systematics of the checkered beetle genus Chariessa Perty
Opitz, W. 2017. Insecta Mundi 0574: 1-42.