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Species Metaparia opacicollis

Shiny beetle - Metaparia opacicollis Metaparia opacicollis (Horn) - Metaparia opacicollis Metaparia opacicollis (Horn) - Metaparia opacicollis Metaparia opacicollis (Horn) - Metaparia opacicollis
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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Metaparia
Species opacicollis (Metaparia opacicollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metaparia opacicollis (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Colaspoides opacicollis Horn 1892
Explanation of Names
opacicollis (L). 'dull neck' (1)
3 spp. described n. of Mex (2)

Det. E. G. Riley
NM to Corpus Christi, TX (3)(BG data)
May-July (BG data)
Reported from Mesquite (Prosopis) and various forbs (4)
Type Locality: S.W. Tex
See Also
Metaparia viridimicans (Horn)
- Range: AZ to s. TX
Det. E.G. Riley
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1892. The Eumolpini of Boreal America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 29: 195-234.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.