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Species Hemierana rileyi

Hemierana rileyi Heffern, Botero & Santos-Silva - Hemierana rileyi - female
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Hemilophini
Genus Hemierana
Species rileyi (Hemierana rileyi)
Explanation of Names
Hemierana rileyi Heffern, Botero & Santos-Silva, 2019
named in honor of Edward G. Riley, colleague and friend of innumerable coleopterists, an indefatigable collector and observer of all Coleoptera.(1)
holotype female, TL: 8.35 mm
paratype male, TL: 7.60 mm(1)
pronotum entirely orange on wide anterior area.(1)

known from two spmns coll'ed in the Davis Mountains of w. TX.(1)
holotype and paratype found on the same plant tentatively identified as Brickellia californica (Asteraceae).(1)
both known spmns coll'ed in June.(1)
Type Locality: Texas: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mountain Preserve, Mount Livermore, Mount Livermore Road (2,400–2,500 m; 30.63467º N / 104.16899º W (± 350 m)), 17.VI.2014, E. G. Riley col.
See Also
note the three Hemierana marginata subspp. have some combination of the following characters not shared by Hemierana rileyi:
black central dorsal area of pronotum, orange humerus, and pale sutural stripes.(1)

Hemierana marginata ardens (LeConte) - variable:
- Range: c. US

Hemierana marginata suturalis (Linell)
- Range: southmost TX

Hemierana marginata marginata (Fabricius)
- Range: NC to FL
Print References
Heffern, D., J.P. Botero, & A. Santos-Silva. 2019. New species, new records, and new synonymy in Hemilophini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae). Zootaxa 4679(3): 563–570.(1)