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Species Ripiphorus vierecki

Wedge-shaped beetles, take two. - Ripiphorus vierecki - female What is this - a beetle??? - Ripiphorus vierecki - female What is this - a beetle??? - Ripiphorus vierecki - female What is this - a beetle??? - Ripiphorus vierecki - female unknown insect 1 - Ripiphorus vierecki - female Sawfly? - Ripiphorus vierecki - female Sawfly? - Ripiphorus vierecki - female Ripiphorid - Ripiphorus vierecki - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Ripiphoridae (Wedge-shaped Beetles)
Subfamily Ripiphorinae
Genus Ripiphorus
Species vierecki (Ripiphorus vierecki)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Myodites knausi Pierce 1920
Explanation of Names
Ripiphorus vierecki (Fall 1907)
Range
s. CA to s. TX - Map (BG data)(1)
See Also
Seems likely to be synonymous with R. rex, which would have priority...see remarks on this forum.
Internet References
Original description (as Myodites vierecki)
Ripiphorus vierecki page on Margarethe Brummermann's blog.