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Species Promecosoma inflatum

Promecosoma inflatum Lefèvre - Promecosoma inflatum Eumolpinae from San Raphael Valley - Promecosoma inflatum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Promecosoma
Species inflatum (Promecosoma inflatum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First recorded from north of Mexico by Schultz (1970) who incorrectly identified it as P. flohri Jacoby, 1890: 219. (See Riley et al, (2001) for discussion.)
Explanation of Names
Promecosoma inflatum Lefèvre, 1877
Two spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Long. 5.5-6 mm
AZ / Mex. (1)
US records per Riley et al. (2001):
Cochise Co., Huachuca Mts., 1676 m., Sunnyside Canyon, VII-26-1989, beating Phoradendron coryae on Quercus [3 EGRC].
Copper Canyon W of Montezuma Pass, Huachuca Mts., VIII-24-1964 [1 AGJC].
Santa Cruz Co., Patagonia Mts., VIII-2-1968 [1 UAZ].
Pena Blanca Lake, VII-22-1988 [1 SMCC].
July-Aug in AZ
Collected by beating on Cory's mistletoe (Phoradendron coryae, Viscaceae) growing on oak (Quercus, Fagaceae) (Riley et al. 2001)
Type locality: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Print References
Flowers, R. W. 1996. La subfamilia Eumolpinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) en Amitrica Central. INBio Special Publications no. 2, 59 pp.
Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, A.J. Gilbert. 2001. New records, nomenclatural changes, and taxonomic notes for select North American leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insecta Mundi, 15: 1-17. (Full text)
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 Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus. 342 pp.
Wilcox, J.A. 1975. Checklist of the beetles of Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. Vol. 1, pt. 7. The leaf beetles (red version). [inside title: Checklist of the Chrysomelidae of Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America and the West Indies, family no. 1041. Biological Research Institute of America. New York. 166 pp.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.