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Species Lampetis cupreopunctata

Lampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer) - Lampetis cupreopunctata Lampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer) - Lampetis cupreopunctata Lampetis cupreopunctata Lampetis cupreopunctata Lampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer) - Lampetis cupreopunctata Metallic Woodborer--Buprestidae species? - Lampetis cupreopunctata Buprestid - Lampetis cupreopunctata
Classification
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Dicercina
Genus Lampetis
Species cupreopunctata (Lampetis cupreopunctata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Psiloptera cupreopunctata Schaeffer 1905
Explanation of Names
cupreopunctata - copper spotted (1)
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
16.5-22 mm (Schaeffer 1905)
Range
southmost TX (Cameron & Hidalgo Counties) / Mex. - Map (3)(4)
Season
Sept-Jan (Vogt, 1949)(BG data)
Food
Adults on Acacia, Prosopis (2)
Life Cycle
"During October and November very common on mesquite, huisache and occasionally on coma, especially where brush is being cleared. On mesquite this species has the habit of chewing the bark at the bases of leaf petioles in such a manner as to cut off the leaves. Heavily attached trees maybe almost completely defoliated." (Vogt, 1949)
Remarks
TYPE: "Esperanza Ranch, Brownsville, Texas, August, 1904, one by sweeping the low herbage, the other found on an old mesquite trunk, both specimens are of one sex and probably males." (Schaeffer 1905)
Note that while Schaeffer (1905) only found two, Vogt (1949) found them to be "very common ... especially where brush is being cleared." Post WWII through the 1950s was the death knell for most of the last of the brush along the Rio Grande...
Print References
Corona, A. Ma. 2005. Revision of the subgenus Lampetis (Spinthoptera) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of North and Central American, and the West Indies. European Journal of Entomology 102: 737-776.
Nelson, G.H. 1986. A review of the genus Psiloptera subgenus Lampetis Solier in the United States (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 40(3): 272-284.
Schaeffer, C. 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)
Vogt, G.B. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42: 191-202.
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.A review of the genus Psiloptera subgenus Lampetis Solier in the United States (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Nelson G.H. 1986. Col. Bull. 40: 272-284.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)