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Species Keitheatus blakeae

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Luperini
Subtribe Luperina-subtribe
No Taxon (Section Scelidites)
Genus Keitheatus
Species blakeae (Keitheatus blakeae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Keitheatus blakeae (B. White)
Orig. Comb: Scelolyperus blakeae B. White 1944
Explanation of Names
Patronym for Doris Holmes Blake (1892-?), Honorary Research Associate, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History who published on Chrysomelids from 1927 to 1977.
1 sp. in US, second sp. in Baja CA (1)
3-4.5 mm (White 1944)
w. to sw. TX / n. Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Host in US is Condalia (Rhamnaceae) (1)
Type Locality: Big Bend State Park, Chisos Mts., Brewster County, TEXAS, July 12 to 16, 1941. (3)
Print References
White, B.E. 1944. A new Scelolyperus and a key to the American species north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Entomological News, 55: 177-180. (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Insect species described from Big Bend National Park
Arnold F. Van Pelt. 2002. Insecta Mundi, 16(1-3): 125-145.