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Species Disonycha barberi

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Disonycha Genus Group)
Genus Disonycha
Species barberi (Disonycha barberi)
Other Common Names
Barber's South Texas Disonycha
Explanation of Names
Disonycha barberi Blake 1951
Patronym for Herbert Spencer Barber (1882-1950), an American entomologist.
length: 5.3-6.6 mm (Riley & King, 2009)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013

Differs from the similar D. glabrata in:
- larger eyes (frontal width between eyes less than half of heads' width);
- dark streak running down front between eyes
- last antennal segment pale.
southmost TX (Hidalgo & Cameron Cos) / Mexico (Sinaloa) - Map (1)(2)
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
March (2), April (1), May (1), June (3), July (1), September (4), October (8). (3)
I have taken this species in the Sabal Palm Grove Preserve on a few occasions, but only once was it abundant. On that date, I took both adults and larvae on from Phaulothamnus (Achatocarpaceae) (E. G. Riley, pers. obser.).
(Probably Snake-Eyes - Phaulothamnus spinescens)
Mostly coll'ed via Lindgren funnel traps (4)
The earliest year of collection in Texas is 1939. (3)
Texas considers this a SGCN (5)
Print References
Blake, D.H. 1951. New species of chrysomelid beetles of the genera Trirhabda and Disonycha. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 41(10): 324-328.
Blake, D.H. 1955. Revision of the vittate species of the chrysomelid beetle genus Disonycha from the Americas south of the United States. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 104(no. 3338): 1-86.
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (3)