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Species Chemsakiella ricei

Chemsakiella ricei (Chemsak) - Chemsakiella ricei
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Chemsakiella
Species ricei (Chemsakiella ricei)
Other Common Names
Rice's bycid (?)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chemsakiella ricei (Chemsak)
Orig. Comb: Linsleyella ricei Chemsak 1984
Explanation of Names
Patronym for coleopterist Marlin Rice
1 sp. n. of Mex.
Featherplume - Dalea formosa (Fabaceae) (MacRae and Rice 2007)
Life Cycle
"In early October, adults were found during the morning hours resting on the distal ends of blooming D. formosa branches. Adults were found on plants on both the east and west sides of White River Lake near the dam area. Several plants were cut apart and larval tunnels were found in the crown and thicker stems near ground level. One larva was found which later emerged as an adult of this species." (MacRae and Rice 2007)
Type Location: White River Lake, Crosby County, Texas (40 mi e. of Lubbock)
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. 1984. Description of a new purpuricine genus, Linsleyella (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 60: 114–118.
MacRae, T.C. and M.E. Rice. 2007. Biological and Distributional Observations on North American Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Coleopterists Bulletin 61(2): 227-263. Full PDF
Internet References