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Species Psyrassa castanea

Psyrassa castanea Bates - Psyrassa castanea
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Elaphidiini
Genus Psyrassa
Species castanea (Psyrassa castanea)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Bates 1880 (BCA)
Syn: Psyrassa texana Schaeffer 1905
Explanation of Names
castanea - Latin for the chestnut (1), a tree formerly widespread across eastern N. Amer.
5 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
12 mm (Schaeffer 1905)
Southern Texas / Mexico (HI, PU, SLP, TA, VC)
At least as far north as Lake Corpus Christi State Park (Hovore et al 1987)
May to August in southern Texas (Hovore et al 1987)
Print References
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs.
Schaeffer, C.F.A. 1905. Additions to the Coleoptera of the United States with notes on some known species. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(6): 123-140. Full Text
Internet References
Schaeffer's TYPE - Smithsonian (USNM)
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.