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Species Thrincopyge ambiens

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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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Thrincopygini
Genus Thrincopyge
Species ambiens (Thrincopyge ambiens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thrincopyge ambiens (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Buprestis ambiens LeConte 1854
Explanation of Names
ambiens (L). around, surrounding - prob. reference to yellow marginal stripe
Identification
blue or green
Range
AZ to sw. TX / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Food
Larvae in Dasylirion wheeleri (Liliaceae);
adults also on D. leiophyllum, Nolina macrocarpa, N. bigelovii(1)
Remarks
Type Locality: Frontera, Rio Grande City, Starr Co., Texas (1)
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1854. Notice of some coleopterous insects, from the collections of the Mexican Boundary Commission. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7: 79-85.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)