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Species Chrysina woodii

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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)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Rutelini
Genus Chrysina
Species woodii (Chrysina woodii)
Other Common Names
Wood’s jewel scarab
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysina woodii (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Plusiotis woodii Horn, 1885
frequently listed as "woodi" but see Horn (1885)
Explanation of Names
Patronym for Dr. Horatio C. Wood, Jr. (1841-1920)
4 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
purple tarsi are unique to C. woodii
w. TX (Chisos, Davis and Guadalupe Mtns), NM (Captain Mtns) / Chihuahua, Mex. - Map (2)
adults eat the leaves of walnut trees - Juglans (Juglandaceae)
apparently diurnal, although some individuals are attracted to lights at night.
Considered by New Mexico to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (3)
See Also
Chrysina beyeri (Skinner) - uniformly purple legs
- Range: AZ
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1885. Descriptions of new North American Scarabaeidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 12: 117-128. (Full Text)
Roth, G.B. 1939. An early American pharmacologist. Horatio C. Wood. 1841-1920. Isis 30(1): 38-45.
Skinner, H. 1905. Descriptions of new Coleoptera from Arizona with notes on some other species. Entomological News 16: 289-292.
Skinner, H. 1911. Two rare species of Coleoptera. Entomological News 22: 354–357. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.New Mexico "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN)