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Species Pachybrachis pectoralis

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae (Case-bearing Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Cryptocephalini
Subtribe Pachybrachina
Genus Pachybrachis (Scriptured Leaf Beetles)
Species pectoralis (Pachybrachis pectoralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pachybrachis pectoralis (F. E. Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Cryptocephalus pectoralis F. E. Melsheimer, 1847
Identification
Form, especially of the male, narrower than usual; color dull yellow, maculate with brown or black; surface not or scarcely shining; eyes narrowly separated; ocular lines present... (1)
Front tibiae sinuate on the inner margin beyond the middle in both sexes (2)

Det. E. G. Riley, 1994
Range
e US (TX-GA-NH-SD) (3)
Food
asso. w/ common locust - Robinia pseudoacacia (Fabaceae) (1)
Larvae found in unidentified rotting log thought to be Quercus (Stiefel 1993)
Print References
Barney, R.J. 2018. Definition and revision of the pectoralis species-group of eastern North American Pachybrachis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(3): 471-499. (3)
Melsheimer, F.E. 1847. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 3: 158-181.
Stiefel, V.L. 1993. The larval habitat of Pachybrachis pectoralis (Melsheimer) and Cryptocephalus fulguratus LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 66(4): 450-453. JSTOR
Works Cited
1.Pachybrachis (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae) of eastern Canada
Barney et al. 2013. ZooKeys 332: 95–175.
2.A revision of the North American species of Pachybrachys
H. C. Fall. 1915. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 41, No. 3: 291–486 .
3.Definition and revision of the pectoralis species-group of eastern North American Pachybrachis (Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)
Barney. 2018. The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(3): 471-499.