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Species Trichodes bibalteatus

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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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Clerinae
Genus Trichodes
Species bibalteatus (Trichodes bibalteatus)
Explanation of Names
Trichodes bibalteatus LeConte 1858
bibalteatus = 'twice girdled'
10-16 mm
sc US (*KS-TX-AZ) - Map (1)(*BG data)(2)
larval hosts: Megachile montivaga, M. policaris (Megachilidae)(3)
See Also
Trichodes bicinctus Green
- endemic to w. TX
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2018
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1858. Catalogue of Coleoptera of the regions adjacent to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Series 2) 4: 9-42.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Revision of North American Trichodes (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Cleridae).
Foster, D.E. 1976. Texas Tech University Special Publications No. 11. 86 p.