Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events


Species Salimuzzamania howdeni

Thambospasta howdeni Werner - Salimuzzamania howdeni
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Macratriinae
Genus Salimuzzamania
Species howdeni (Salimuzzamania howdeni)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Salimuzzamania howdeni (Werner)
Orig. Comb: Thambospasta howdeni Werner 1974 (1)
Explanation of Names
Patronym for Henry Howden
3.6-4.6 mm (Werner 1974)
Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., TX (Werner 1974)
Apr-May (Werner 1974)(2)
Holotype male, allotype female and 11 male paratypes, Big Bend N[ational] P[ark], TEX[AS], 1850', Boquillas, May 23, 1959, light; Howden & Becker; 3 male paratypes same but May 13.
Texas considers this a SGCN (3)
Print References
Telnov, D. (2021). The easternmost record of Macratriinae LeConte, 1862 (Coleoptera: Anthicidae), with a new species from Fiji and a genus-rank synonymy in Macratriini LeConte, 1862. Zootaxa, 4965(1), 191–200. (1)
Werner F.G. (1974) A new genus of primitive Meloidae from west Texas (Coleoptera). Psyche 81(1): 147-154 (Full text)