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Species Trichodes bicinctus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Clerinae
Genus Trichodes
Species bicinctus (Trichodes bicinctus)
Explanation of Names
Trichodes bicinctus Green 1917
bicinctus (L). 'twice girdled' (1)
Size
11-12 mm (Green 1917)
Range
endemic to w. TX - Map (2)(3)(4)
Life Cycle
larvae host on Anthophora (Heliophila) (=Microanthophora) (Apidae) (5)
Remarks
Type Locality: 20 mi. s. of Marfa, Brewster Co., Texas (Green 1917)
See Also
Resembles simulator, apivorus and bibaltcatus in style of maculation.
Readily distinguished from the last by the apical elytral spot, and from the first two by the pale antennal club.
Differs from all in the bicolored legs. The femora are more or less pale beneath at base, the anterior and median tibiae slightly paler at apex in the males, almost entirely reddish in the female. (Green 1917)
Print References
Green, J.W. 1917. A new Trichodes (Cleridae, Coleop.). Entomological News, 28: 367. (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.
3.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Revision of North American Trichodes (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Cleridae).
Foster, D.E. 1976. Texas Tech University Special Publications No. 11. 86 p.