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Species Statira pulchella

Statira pulchella Maklin - Statira pulchella
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Lagriinae (Long-jointed Beetles)
Tribe Lagriini
Genus Statira
Species pulchella (Statira pulchella)
Explanation of Names
Statira pulchella Mäklin 1863
southmost Texas (Cameron Co.) to e. Mex. (Champion, 1889-1893)(1)
collected by beating vine overgrown bushes in Brownsville, TX (Schaeffer 1905)
common in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (Champion, 1889-1893)
Print References
Champion, G.C. (1889-1893) Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta. Coleoptera. Heteromera (part). Volume IV, Part 2. Pg. 33, Tab. 2, Fig. 8.
Schaeffer C. (1905) Three new species of the genus Statira Latreille. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 13: 179-181. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.A Key to the North American Statira (Coleoptera: Lagriidae).
Parsons, C.T. 1965. Psyche 72(3): 241-254.