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Species Placosternus erythropus

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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 Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Placosternus
Species erythropus (Placosternus erythropus)
Explanation of Names
Placosternus erythropus Chevrolat 1835
erythropus = 'red-legged'
Range
w & s TX to Costa Rica(1)(2)
Season
Mar-Oct(1)
Food
hosts: Acacia, Prosopis(1)
Works Cited
1.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.
2.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)