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Species Lachnodactyla texana

Lachnodactyla texana Schaeffer - Lachnodactyla texana Lachnodactyla texana Schaeffer - Lachnodactyla 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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Ptilodactylidae (Toe-winged Beetles)
Subfamily Ptilodactylinae
Genus Lachnodactyla
Species texana (Lachnodactyla texana)
Explanation of Names
Lachnodactyla texana Schaeffer 1906
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
Length 4.8-5.9 mm. (2)
Range
southmost TX (Cameron & Hidalgo cos.) - Map (2)(3)
Season
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
March (1), April (1), May (3), October (1). (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Esperanza Ranch, Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas (Schaeffer 1906)
Texas considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (4)
See Also
In general features of color, size, and body shape, Lachnodactyla texana is essentially identical to the US species of Ptilodactyla that belong to the P. serricollis group (Johnson & Freytag 1982).
Print References
Johnson, V. and P.H. Freytag. 1982. A review of the species of Ptilodactyla in the United States with descriptions of three new species (Coleoptera: Ptilodactylidae). Entomological News 93(5): 129-135.
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (2)
Schaeffer, C. 1906. New Dascyllidae. Psyche 13: 114-116. (Full Text)