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Species Listrus senilis

small coleo - Listrus senilis Biting Beetle - Listrus senilis Coleoptera 13 - Listrus senilis Melyridae? - Listrus senilis Beetle - Listrus senilis Beetle - Listrus senilis Coleoptera on a trailing 4 o'clock - Listrus senilis Dasytini? - Listrus senilis
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Dasytinae
Tribe Listrini
Genus Listrus
Species senilis (Listrus senilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Listrus senilis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Dasytes senilis LeConte, 1852
Syn: Amecocerus senilis (LeConte)
Explanation of Names
senil (L). 'of old people' (1)
102 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Great Plains to n. Rockies (TX-ND-MT-WY) (Mawdsley 1999)
In Central Texas: March (primarily) - May (3)
Life Cycle
In Central Texas, found primarily on Texas Red Oak - Quercus buckleyi (3)
Type Locality: Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory (now Wyoming) (Mawdsley 1999)
Print References
Mawdsley, J.R. 1999. Redescription and notes on the biology of Amecocerus senilis (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Meyridae: Dasytinae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 107(1): 68-72. (JSTOR)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.