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Species Crossidius pulchellus

Typocerus ?? - Crossidius pulchellus Small Crossidius - Crossidius pulchellus Crossidius pulchellus LeConte - Crossidius pulchellus Crossidius suturalis - Crossidius pulchellus Crossidius punctatus - Crossidius pulchellus - female Crossidius ater? - Crossidius pulchellus Crossidius - Crossidius pulchellus Crossidiua pulchellus - Crossidius pulchellus
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 Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Crossidius
Species pulchellus (Crossidius pulchellus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crossidius pulchellus LeConte 1861
Explanation of Names
pulchellus - Latin (dim. of pulcher) 'beautiful' (1)
Amount of black is variable
CA-TX-KS-AB / n. Mex. (2)
Aug-Nov (2)
Snakeweed (Gutierrezia spp.), Gymnosperma (2)
Print References
Richman, D.B. & E.W. Huddleston. 1981. Root feeding by the beetle Crossidius pulchellus LeConte and other insects on broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia spp.) in eastern and central New Mexico. Environmental Entomology 10(1): 53-57.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.