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For the United States & Canada

Species Acmaeodera acuta

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood-boring and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species acuta (Acmaeodera acuta)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera acuta LeConte 1860
Range
w. US (OR-CA to ID-NV)(1)
Food
Hosts: adults on Achillea, Encelia actoni, Rosa, Salix, Sphaeralcea(1)
Remarks
Type locality: Fort Tejon, CA(1)
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.