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Species Pentanodes dietzii

Pentanodes dietzii Schaeffer  - Pentanodes dietzii - female Pentanodes dietzii Schaeffer - Pentanodes dietzii - male Pentanodes dietzii Schaeffer - Pentanodes dietzii - female
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Tillomorphini
Genus Pentanodes
Species dietzii (Pentanodes dietzii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author of both genus and species: Schaeffer 1904
Explanation of Names
Pentanodes refers to the incrassate and clavate antennomeres 3-7 in male; species named after W.G. Dietz (1848-1932) who collected the type series (Schaeffer 1904)
1 sp. n. of Mex. (1) (second sp. in Cuba)
5-6 mm (Downie 1987)
Starr and Cameron counties of southmost TX (Downie 1987), (Hovore et al. 1987) / Tamaulipas, Mexico (Ceram. Cat.)
October (Downie 1987), (BG data)
Unique holotype and allotype collected at Brownsville, TX (no further data); no add'l specimens collected for some 80 years (Hovore et al. 1987), until Downie (1987) coll. 25 spmns near La Gloria, Starr Co., TX on whitebrush - Aloysia gratissima (Verbenaceae), which was in full bloom in late Oct.
Print References
Downie, N.M. 1987. An infrequently taken Texan cerambycid beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 41(4): 301. (JSTOR)
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.
Schaeffer, C. 1904. New genera and species of Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 197-236. (Full Text)
Internet References
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.