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Species Brachypnoea texana

Brachypnoea texana (Schaeffer) - Brachypnoea texana Brachypnoea texana (Schaeffer) - Brachypnoea texana Brachypnoea texana (Schaeffer) - Brachypnoea texana Brachypnoea texana Brachypnoea texana Brachypnoea texana (Schaeffer) - Brachypnoea texana
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 Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
No Taxon (Section Iphimeites)
Genus Brachypnoea
Species texana (Brachypnoea texana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brachypnoea texana (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb. Nodonota texana Schaeffer 1919(1920)
Numbers
8 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Range
endemic to c. TX (1)(2)
Life Cycle
In Central Texas, Quinn (2000) coll. 110 spmns, primarily in April from Texas live oak (Quercus fusiformis) (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas
Pers. comm., E. G. Riley, 2010: "This one is a mystery. It seems Schaeffer is the only person to ever collect this common species in the LRG. On this one, I think Schaeffer may have screwed up the data, OR the Brachypnoea fauna of the valley has changed considerably, OR we modern taxonomists have mis-id this thing (not likely). What we modern folks call texana does not occur in the LRG as far as I know, and I have seen no evidence that it ever did. It is a very common spring species in the Texas Hill Country. I have not examined Schaeffer's type."
Print References
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp. (2)
Schaeffer, C. 1919(1920). Synonymical and other notes on some species of the family Chrysomelidae and descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 27: 307-340. (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.