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Species Acmaeodera macra

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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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species macra (Acmaeodera macra)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera macra Horn 1878
macra - 'large'
Size
7.5-11 mm (Fall 1899)
Identification

Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
Range
OK through c. TX to ne Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Season
Sep-Nov (BG data)
Food
Larval host unk., adults on Acacia berlandieri and Asteraceae flowers (1)
Remarks
Uncommon (MacRae 2006), though fairly common on Jaguarundi Trail, Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo Co., TX - Oct. 2009 (MAQ, pers. obs.)

Jaguarundi Trail, Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo Co., TX - Oct. 2009
See Also
Acmaeodera bowditchi Fall
- Range: AZ-TX, NV
Print References
Fall H.C. 1899. Synopsis of the species of Acmaeodera of America North of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 7(1): 1-37. Full text
Horn, G.H. 1878. Revision of the species of Acmaeodera of the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 7: 2-27.
MacRae T.C. 2006. Distributional and biological notes on North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera), with comments on variation in Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) viridicornis (Say) and A. (H.) viridfrons Gory. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 82(2): 166–199. Full text
Vogt G.H. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42: 192-202.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)