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Species Pachybrachis 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 Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Pachybrachina
Genus Pachybrachis (Scriptured Leaf Beetles)
Species texanus (Pachybrachis texanus)
Explanation of Names
Pachybrachis texanus Bowditch, 1909
Size
Length 1.9 to 2.8 mm (1)
Identification
eyes nearly touch...

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
Range
c. TX to Mex. - Map (2)(3)
Season
Mar-Dec (1)
Food
Huisache - Acacia farnesiana and Texas Ebony - Ebenopsis ebano (Fabaceae) (4)
Remarks
The type and great majority of specimens seen by Fall (1915) from Brownsville.
See Also
Note: eyes further apart
- Range: Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX
Pachybrachis sp. (EGR 2)
Det. E. G. Riley, 2010
Print References
Bowditch, F.C. 1909. Notes on Pachybrachys and descriptions of new species. Canadian Entomologist 41: 237-244, 285-292, 312-324. (5)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.A revision of the North American species of Pachybrachys
H. C. Fall. 1915. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 41, No. 3: 291–486 .
2.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark et al. 2004. Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.
5.Notes on Pachybrachys and descriptions of new species.
Bowditch, F.C. 1909. Canadian Entomologist 41: 312-324.