Explanation of Names
Brachypnoea lecontei Riley, Clark & Seeno 2003
body color metallic purple, green, indigo, or brown; legs can be pale or black; five terminal antennal segments dark, prominent and uniform, basal ant. segments generally pale, punctations coarse on elytral, fine on pronotum.
Great Plains (NM-TX-MO-KS, SD) - Map (1)(2)
, most records from Trans-Pecos to Red and Brazos Rivers, mirroring the range of their primarily host of Texas live oak (Quercus fusiformis)
Type collected by Horace Haldeman
during U.S. and Mexico boundary survey (LeConte 1858)
Brachypnoea tristis (Oliver)
- Range: e. US
LeConte, J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican boundary commission, under Major W.H. Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp. (3)
Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, and T.N. Seeno. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 1. 290 pp. (1)
Schultz, W.T. 1970. The Eumolpinae of America north of Mexico with revisions of selected genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus. 342 pp.