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Species Spalacopsis texana

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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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Agapanthiini
Genus Spalacopsis
Species texana (Spalacopsis texana)
Explanation of Names
Spalacopsis texana Casey 1891
5 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Houston to s. TX (Hovore et al. 1987),(BG data)
April to Oct. (Hovore et al. 1987)
The larval host is not known, but this sp. probably breeds in dead stems of grasses, annual Asteraceae, or other pithy plants (Hovore et al. 1987)
Penrose swept numerous spmns from grasses and understory vegetation at Welder Wildlife Refuge in May and beat a mating pair from Baccharis at that site in Oct. (Hovore et al. 1987)
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1891. Coleopterological Notices. III. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 6: 9-214.
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs.
Internet References
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.