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Species Ptosima laeta - Texas Redbud Borer

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Genus Ptosima
Species laeta (Texas Redbud Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: schaefferi Chamberlin
Explanation of Names
Ptosima laeta Waterhouse 1882
laeta (L). 'gay, pleasing' (1)
4 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
n. to c. TX / Mex. - Map (3)(4)
Mar-May (BG data)
larvae in Cercis canadensis var. texensis (Fabaceae) (3)
Type locality: Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico (3)
See Also
Ptosima gibbicollis (Say)
- Range: e. US
Print References
Nelson, G.H. 1978. A review of the genus Ptosima in North America (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 32(4): 327-336. (5)
Waterhouse, C.O. 1882. Biologia Centrali-Americana, Insecta, Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Volume III, Part 1, pp. 1-32.
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.A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America north of Mexico.
Nelson et al. 2008. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4. 274 pp.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.A review of the genus Ptosima in North America (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Nelson G.H. 1978. Col. Bull. 32: 327-336.