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Species Dihammaphora dispar

Dihammaphora dispar Chevrolat - Dihammaphora dispar
Classification
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 Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Rhopalophorini
Genus Dihammaphora
Species dispar (Dihammaphora dispar)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Dihammophora Bates 1870
Explanation of Names
Dihammaphora dispar Chevrolat 1859
Size
4.6-6.2 mm (1)
Range
southmost TX (Cameron Co.) through much of Mexico - Map (2)(1)(3)
Food
Occasionally collected from blossoms and on deadwood in Mexico(2)
Remarks
Aside from Schaeffer's (1908) record from Brownsville based on material in the Dietz collection, we know of no other TX specimens(2) (Ottomar Dietz is known to have collected in the Brownsville area during 1901 --Horace Burke, pers. comm., 2009)
See Also
The genus Dihammaphora, is closely related to Rhopalophora from which it differs in having the antennae in both sexes short, reaching to about the middle of elytra with the outer joints subserrate and the elytra with a lateral costa. (Schaeffer 1908)
Print References
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334. (2)
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (1)
Schaeffer, C. 1908. List of the longicorn Coleoptera collected on the museum expeditions to Brownsville, Texas, and the Huachuca Mts., Arizona, with descriptions of new genera and species and notes on known species. The Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Science Bulletin 1(12): 325-352. (Full text)
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