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Species Coscinoptera aeneipennis

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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Clytrini
Subtribe Megalostomina
Genus Coscinoptera
Species aeneipennis (Coscinoptera aeneipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coscinoptera aeneipennis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Euryscopa aeneipennis LeConte, 1858
Moldenke (1981) considered most of the Nearctic species previously assigned to Coscinoptera sufficiently distinct as to warrant separation into Coleothorpa.
Explanation of Names
aeneipennis (L). 'bronze-winged' (1)
1 sp. n. of Mex. (2)
elytral punctuations in rows

Det. E. G. Riley
sw US (CA-TX-AR-CO) / n. Mex. - Map (3)(4), most records s. CA to e. TX
asso. w/ Acacia & Prosopis (Fabaceae), and Eriogonum (Polygonaceae) (5)
See Also
Coleothorpa dominicana - elytral punctuations not in rows
- Range: e. US to AZ
Det. E. G. Riley, 2005
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1858. Catalogue of Coleoptera of the regions adjacent to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Series 2) 4: 9-42.
Moldenke, A.R. 1981. A generic reclassification of the New World Clytrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) with a description of new species. Ent. Arb. Mus. Frey 29: 75-116.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.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.