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Species Monomacra bumeliae

Monomacra bumeliae (Schaeffer) - Monomacra bumeliae - male
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 Alticini (Flea Beetles)
No Taxon (Monomacra Genus Group)
Genus Monomacra
Species bumeliae (Monomacra bumeliae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monomacra bumeliae (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Lactica bumeliae Schaeffer 1905
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
2.5-3 mm (Schaeffer 1905)
"An inconspicuous species but easy known from the described species by the color and markings. The dark cloud on each elytron is in some specimens better defined than in others and the markings of the thorax are at best indistinct and become broader and transversely confluent. (Schaeffer 1905)
southmost TX (Cameron Co.) / ne. Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Life Cycle
Beaten from branches of a species of Bumelia in July and August. (Schaeffer 1905)
Type Locality: Esperanza Ranch, Brownsville, Texas (Schaeffer 1905)
"Never seen again in USA since Schaeffer's day." (E. G. Riley pers. comm. to MAQ, 2010)
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1905b. Some additional new genera and species of Coleoptera found within the limit of the United States. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(7): 141-179. (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)