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Species Loberus ornatus

Loberus ornatus Schaeffer - Loberus ornatus Loberus ornatus Schaeffer - Loberus ornatus
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Xenoscelinae
Genus Loberus
Species ornatus (Loberus ornatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
A species level revision of the genus is needed. (1)
Explanation of Names
Loberus ornatus Schaeffer 1904
4 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Length 2.0-2.6 mm. (1)

Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
southmost TX (Cameron Co.) / ne. Mexico (Tamaulipas). - Map (1)(3)
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
April (4), May (2), June (4), July (5), October (8). (1)
Life Cycle
Members of the Xenoscelinae display a broad range of food habits. A few are phytophagous, but most are associated with decaying plant materials and are either saprophagous or mycophagous. (2)
I have taken this beetle by random beating in the Sabal Palm Grove, and especially by beating dense tangles of vines and consider it fairly common (E. G. Riley, pers. obser., June 2008).
Type Locality: Brownsville, Texas (Esperanza Ranch) (Schaeffer 1904)
Texas considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (4)
Print References
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (1)
Schaeffer, C. 1904. New genera and species of Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 197–236. (Full Text)