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Species Ptosima laeta - Texas Redbud Borer

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
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 (1)
laeta (L). 'gay, pleasing' (2)
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex. (3)
Range
n TX to Mex (1)(BG data)
Season
Mar-May (BG data)
Food
Host: Cercis canadensis var. texensis (Fabaceae) (1)
Range - USDA Plants Database
Remarks
Type locality: Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico (1)
See Also
- Range: e US
Ptosima gibbicollis (Say)
Print References
Nelson, G.H. 1978. A review of the genus Ptosima in North America (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 32(4): 327-336.
Waterhouse, C.O. 1882. Biologia Centrali-Americana, Insecta, Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Volume III, Part 1, pp. 1-32.
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.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.