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Species Acmaeodera ornata

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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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species ornata (Acmaeodera ornata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acmaeodera ornata (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Buprestis ornata Fabricius 1775
8-11 mm(1)
e. US (OK-FL-NJ-IN)(1)
No larval hosts known; adults have been found on recently damaged Persea borbonia, Quercus alba(1)
infrequently collected(1)
See Also
The species limits of A. ornata and A. ornatoides are ill-defined [...] too much so to be confidently identified from a single specimen there. Barr himself did not designate as paratypes a number of specimens, even some well within the area where he had paratypical specimens.
… Richard L. Westcott, 19 January, 2015
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Northeastern North America.
Paiero et al. 2012. Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 411 pp.