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Species Taphrocerus schaefferi

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Tracheini
Subtribe Brachyina
Genus Taphrocerus
Species schaefferi (Taphrocerus schaefferi)
Explanation of Names
Taphrocerus schaefferi Nicolay & Weiss 1920
named after Charles Schaeffer, who made extensive early collections in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Size
3-4 mm(1)
Range
e NA to the Rockies (NY-FL to AB-AZ)(2)
Food
Larvae on "nutsedge" and Cyperus esculentus; adults also on Carex vulpinoidea(2)
Print References
Nicolay A.S., Weiss H.B. (1920) The group Traches in North America, part I. The genera Pachyschelus and Taphrocerus. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 28: 136-150.
Obenberger J. (1934) Monographie du genre Taphrocerus Sol. (Col. Bupr.). Acta Entomol. Mus. nat. Pragae 12: 5-62.
Story R.N., Robinson W.H., Pienkowski R.C., Kok L.T. (1979) The biology and immature stages of Taphrocerus schaefferi, a leaf miner of yellownutsedge. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 71: 43–48.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Northeastern North America.
Paiero et al. 2012. Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 411 pp.
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.