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Species Lithophorus ornatus

Lithophorus ornatus Arrow - Lithophorus ornatus Crunchy-looking beetle with shiny spots - Lithophorus ornatus Colydiidae - Lithophorus ornatus Lithophorus ornatus Arrow - Lithophorus ornatus Bothriderid - Lithophorus ornatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Bothriderid group)
Family Bothrideridae (Dry Bark Beetles)
Tribe Bothriderini
Genus Lithophorus
Species ornatus (Lithophorus ornatus)
Explanation of Names
Lithophorus ornatus Arrow 1909
Size
4-5 mm(1)
Range
coastal TX (Houston) to Guatemala - Map (2)(3)(4)
Habitat
coastal plain (4)
Food
associated with Acacia(1)
Works Cited
1.The Bothrideridae and Colydiidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Clavicornia and Heteromera)
Stephan K.H. 1989. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. xii, 65 p.
2.Illustrated Beetle (Coleoptera) Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron County, Texas)
Edward G. Riley & Michael A. Quinn. 2011. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
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.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)