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Species Desmiphora aegrota

Desmiphora aegrota Bates - Desmiphora aegrota
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Desmiphorini
Genus Desmiphora
Species aegrota (Desmiphora aegrota)
Explanation of Names
Desmiphora aegrota Bates 1880
Numbers
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
body is ca. 4.5-6.75 mm in length (Riley & King, 2009)
Identification
The small size, pale ground color, and fasciculate tufts or pencils of erect or sub-erect hairs in addition to the vestiture of long erect hairs are distinctive. (Riley & King, 2009)
Range
Sabal Palm Grove, Brownsville, Cameron Co. of southmost Texas, south to Panama (Hovore et al. 1987)
Season
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
April (6), May (7), June (2), September (5), October (7), and November (3). (Riley & King, 2009)
Food
Turk's cap - Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii (Hovore et al. 1987)
Remarks
Texas Parks and Wildlife considers this sp. a SGCN (2)
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, 20 figs.
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin.
Vogt, G.B. 1949. Notes on Cerambycidae from the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 25(3): 137-144; (4): 175-184.
Internet References
TYPE - British Museum
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Texas "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) - TPWD, 2012