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Species Heterobrenthus texanus

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Brentinae
Tribe Brentini
Genus Heterobrenthus
Species texanus (Heterobrenthus texanus)
Other Common Names
Schaeffer Brentid, Brownsville Brentid
Explanation of Names
Heterobrenthus texanus Schaeffer 1915
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
The original two spmns Schaeffer (1915) examined ranged betw. 8-10.25 mm.
Range
Globally known from 4 spmns, 2 from Hidalgo and 2 from Cameron counties in southmost Texas. (Riley & King 2009, plus BG data)
Season
May-June based on 3 spmns (Riley & King 2009, plus BG data)
Life Cycle
Where known, species of the subfamily Brentinae develop in living, dying or recently felled hardwood trees where larvae bore deep into the heartwood (1)
Remarks
Described by Schaeffer (1915) from two specimens collected by Ottomar Dietz and Herbert Spencer Barber.
Type Locality attributed to "Los Borregos" (a still unlocated place name) near Brownsville, Texas.
A hundred years later two more specimens were collected at Santa Ana NWR in southern Hidalgo Co., Texas...
Texas Parks and Wildlife considers this sp. a SGCN (2)
Print References
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin.
Schaeffer, C. 1915. New Coleoptera and miscellaneous notes. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 47-55. Full Text
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