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Subspecies Zopherus nodulosus haldemani - Texas Ironclad Beetle

Southwestern Ironclad Beetle -  - Zopherus nodulosus Zopherus nodulosus haldemani Horn - Zopherus nodulosus Beetle - Zopherus nodulosus Southwestern Ironclad Beetle (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani) - Zopherus nodulosus Zopherus nodulosus haldemani Horn - Zopherus nodulosus Zopherus nodulosus haldemani Horn - Zopherus nodulosus Zopherus nodulosus haldemani  - Zopherus nodulosus Zopherus nodulosus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Subfamily Zopherinae (Ironclad Beetles)
Tribe Zopherini
Genus Zopherus
Species nodulosus (Zopherus nodulosus)
Subspecies haldemani (Texas Ironclad Beetle)
Other Common Names
Haldeman's ironclad beetle
Southwestern ironclad beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zopherus nodulosus haldemani Horn
Orig. Comb: Zopherus haldemani Horn, 1870
Explanation of Names
patronym for Horace Haldeman who sent his specimens to his entomologist brother, Samuel S. Haldeman, and to J.L. LeConte
10 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
14.6-29.4 mm (2)

Close-up headshot:

Occasionally all black:
endemic to east-central TX - Map / plus in the mountains of ne. Mex. (2)(3)
all stages were once found on a Pecan tree (4); several mating pairs were observed on an American Elm, and females laying eggs in bark crevices (5)
Print References
Burke, H.R. 1976. The beetle Zopherus nodulosus haldemani symbol of the Southwestern Entomological Society. Southwestern Entomologist 1: 105-106.
Burke, H.R. 1977. Horace Haldeman, early insect collector in Texas. Melsheimer Entomological Series No. 22: 1-6.
Horn, G.H. 1870. Revision of the Tenebrionidae of America, north of Mexico. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 14: 253-404.
Triplehorn, C.A. 1972. A review of the genus Zopherus of the world (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 108: 1-24. (2)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2011
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.
2.A review of the genus Zopherus of the World (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn C.A. 1972. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 108: 1‒24.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Insects of the Texas Lost Pines (W.L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, No. 33)
Stephen W. Taber, Scott B. Fleenor. 2003. M University Press.
5.Invertebrates Of Central Texas Wetlands
Stephen Welton Taber, Scott B. Fleenor. 2005. Texas Tech University Press.