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Species Diplotaxis pumila

Tiny diplotaxis aggregating on knee-high Mimosa just before a heavy down-pour - Diplotaxis pumila Diplotaxis pumila Fall - Diplotaxis pumila Diplotaxis pumila Fall - Diplotaxis pumila
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)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Melolonthinae (May Beetles and Junebugs)
Tribe Diplotaxini
Genus Diplotaxis
Species pumila (Diplotaxis pumila)
Explanation of Names
Diplotaxis pumila Fall, 1909
pumila - Latin for 'dwarf' (1)
Range
AZ-NM (2)
Life Cycle
crepuscular (also out on cloudy days) and feeds on Mimosa biuncifera primarily.
… William B. Warner, 16 March, 2014
Remarks
Type Locality: Baboquivari Mtns, Arizona
Print References
Fall, H.C. 1909. Revision of the species of Diplotaxis of the United States. Transactions of the American entomological Society 35: 1-97.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.