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Subspecies Gyascutus planicosta planicosta

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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 Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Hippomelanina
Genus Gyascutus
No Taxon (subgenus Gyascutus)
Species planicosta (Gyascutus planicosta)
Subspecies planicosta (Gyascutus planicosta planicosta)
Explanation of Names
Gyascutus planicosta (LeConte)
Range
CA-AZ-NV (1)
Life Cycle
larvae host in saltbush (Atriplex, Chenopodiaceae) (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.