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Species Hippomelas planicauda

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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)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood-boring and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Hippomelanina
Genus Hippomelas
Species planicauda (Hippomelas planicauda)
Explanation of Names
Hippomelas planicauda Casey 1909
AZ to w. TX / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Jul-Nov. (BG data)
Life Cycle
adults coll'ed on var. woody legumes (1)
Type Locality: Cochise Co., AZ
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1909. Studies in the American Buprestidae. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 11: 47–178.
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)