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Subspecies Gyascutus planicosta obliteratus

Gyascutus (Gyascutus) planicosta obliteratus (LeConte) - Gyascutus planicosta Species ID ? - Gyascutus planicosta A live G. planicosta obliteratus - Gyascutus planicosta A live G. planicosta obliteratus - Gyascutus planicosta A live G. planicosta obliteratus - Gyascutus planicosta
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Hippomelanina
Genus Gyascutus
No Taxon (subgenus Gyascutus)
Species planicosta (Gyascutus planicosta)
Subspecies obliteratus (Gyascutus planicosta obliteratus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gyascutus planicosta obliteratus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Chalcophora obliterata LeConte, 1858
Explanation of Names
oblitera (L). 'erase' (1)
Numbers
3 subspecies (2)
Range
AZ to w., & n. TX / Mex. - Map (2)(3)
Food
larvae host unk. (2)
Life Cycle
Adults on Acacia, Mimosa, Larrea, Tamarix (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: San Diego (2)
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican Boudary Commission, under Major W.H.Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)