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Species Chrysobothris ephedrae

Chrysobothris ephedrae vogti Knull - Chrysobothris ephedrae Chrysobothris ephedrae ephedrae Knull - Chrysobothris ephedrae - male - female Chrysobothris ephedrae ephedrae Knull - Chrysobothris ephedrae - male - female Chrysobothris ephedrae
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 Buprestinae
Tribe Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
Species ephedrae (Chrysobothris ephedrae)
Explanation of Names
"The author takes pleasure in naming this subspecies for G. B. Vogt, who has added greatly to our knowledge of Buprestidae in the Lower Rio Grande Valley." (Knull 1964)
Numbers
2 subspp:
Chrysobothris ephedrae ephedrae Knull 1942
Chrysobothris ephedrae vogti Knull 1964
Size
6-7.5 mm (Knull 1942, Knull 1964)
Range
Range of two subspp. collectively: NM-TX
Food
Adults on Ephedra and Acacia (1)
Remarks
Chrysobothris ephedrae ephedrae Knull - TL: Las Cruces, NM (Knull 1942)
Chrysobothris ephedrae vogti Knull - TL: 5 mi. W. Sullivan City, Starr Co., TX (Knull 1964)
Print References
Knull, J.N. 1942. Two new Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 35: 390-392. Full PDF
Knull, J.N. 1964. Two new Buprestidae and distribution records of others (Coleoptera). The Ohio Journal of Science 64: 376-378. Full PDF
Vogt, G.B. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42:191-202.
Works Cited
1.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.