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Species Acmaeodera tuta

Buprestid - Acmaeodera tuta Acmaeodera tuta? - Acmaeodera tuta Acmaeodera tuta Acmaeodera tuta Another Acmaeodera tuti on Psorothamnus? - Acmaeodera tuta tout-à-fait Acmaeodera tuta? - Acmaeodera tuta - male - female Acmaeodera tuta 𝘈𝘤𝘮𝘢𝘦𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢 𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘢 syn. 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘢 - Acmaeodera tuta
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 Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species tuta (Acmaeodera tuta)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera tuta Horn 1878   (Orig. Descr.)
mostly so. Cal (CA-AZ-UT-NV) - Map (1)(2)
Desert scrub; adults on flowers
Late spring, early summer
See under "Print References". The group is confusing and needs a thorough study.
Print References
Barr, William F. (1975). Taxonomic notes and new synonymies of some North American Acmeaodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). J. Kans. Entomol. Soc., 48(3) pp. 411-421 (Full Text)
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)