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Species Neocompsa mexicana

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Classification
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 Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Ibidionini
Genus Neocompsa
Species mexicana (Neocompsa mexicana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neocompsa mexicana (Thomson)
Orig. Comb: Ibidion mexicana Thomson 1865
Explanation of Names
compsa (G). 'neat, elegant' (1)
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
(All occur in southern Texas.) (3)
Identification

Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
Range
southmost TX (Hidalgo, Cameron & Jim Hogg Cos.) to Costa Rica - Map (3)(4)
Food
Large numbers of adults were reared and taken from dead tepehuaje/tepeguaje (Teh puh wah hey), (Leucaena pulverulenta - Mimosaceae, Mimosa Family) branches in the palm grove. (3)
See Also
Neocompsa exclamationis (Thomson)
- Range: southmost TX to s. Mex.
Det D. Heffern 2009
Print References
Craighead, F.C. 1923. North American cerambycid larvae: a classification and the biology of North American cerambycid larvae. Canada Department of Agriculture, Bulletin No. 27: 3-239.
Hovore, F.T. and R.L. Penrose. 1982. Notes on Cerambycidae co-inhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte. Southwestern Naturalist 27(1): 23-27.
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs. (3)
Turnbow, R.H. Jr. and J.E. Wappes. 1978. Notes on Texas Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32(4): 367-372.
Internet References
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.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.
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