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Species Acmaeodera pulchella

Is this a Acmaeodera? - Acmaeodera pulchella Acmaeodera #2 - Acmaeodera pulchella Which beetle, please? - Acmaeodera pulchella Flatheaded Bald Cypress Sapwood Borer - Acmaeodera pulchella buprestid from flower in sandhill habitat - Acmaeodera pulchella Acmaeodera sp. - Acmaeodera pulchella black and yellow flower beetle - Acmaeodera pulchella Flower Beetle 081118ccok - Acmaeodera pulchella
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
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species pulchella (Acmaeodera pulchella)
Other Common Names
Flat-headed Bald Cypress Borer... (who on earth makes up all this insipid nonsense, i wonder. =v=)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera pulchella (Herbst 1801)
pulchella 'beautiful'
5-10 mm(1)
widely dist., though less common out west (QC-FL to SK-LA) - Map (2)(1)(3)
mostly Jun-Jul (BG data)
Larvae in Crataegus, Gleditsia, Taxodium
adults also on maple, persimmon, oak, and a variety of flowers (2)(1)
See Also
reportedly, mixta has the tip of the elytra yellow and black and pulchella has the tip all black (rarely yellow)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Northeastern North America.
Paiero et al. 2012. Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 411 pp.
2.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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)