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Species Acmaeodera flavomarginata

Buprestid - Acmaeodera flavomarginata Beetles on Sunflower - Acmaeodera flavomarginata beetle - Acmaeodera flavomarginata Yellow-bordered Flower Buprestid - Acmaeodera flavomarginata Buprestid - Acmaeodera flavomarginata Beetle - Acmaeodera flavomarginata Acmaeodera flavomarginata Acmaeodera chiricahuae? - Acmaeodera flavomarginata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species flavomarginata (Acmaeodera flavomarginata)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera flavomarginata (Gray 1832)
11-12 mm (Wikimedia Commons--image with scale)
Can be separated from Acmaeodera chiricahuae by having the red elytral fasciae not interrupted at middle, the yellow lateral stripe not distinctly expanded medially and the lack of a subapical plate on 5th ventrite.
c. & w. TX to Brazil - Map (1)(2)
Adults common on flowers of Asteraceae(1)
Sept-Nov in TX (BG data)
Larvae in Acacia, Diospyros, Prosopis(1)
Internet References
Texas Entomology (Quinn 2009)
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)