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Species Acmaeodera bowditchi

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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 Polycestinae
Tribe Acmaeoderini
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera
Species bowditchi (Acmaeodera bowditchi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acmaeodera bowditchi Fall 1901
Explanation of Names
Eponym for "Mr. F. C. Bowditch of Boston" (Fall, 1901), see Remarks.
8-9 mm (Fall, 1901)
per Jason Hansen:
lateral margin of the pronotum not visible for its entire length from above
pronotum and elytra more bronzed than black as in macra
yellow spot on side of pronotum is usually much larger in macra
AZ to c. TX, NV - Map (1)(2)
Apr-July (BG data)
Larvae in dead branches of Quercus vaseyana, adults on flowers of Erigeron, Eriogonum, Melampodium, Sphaeralcea, Tetraneuris(1)
Type locality: Prescott, AZ (1)

Notes on eponym
"Mr. F.C. Bowditch of Boston" appears to be Frederick Channing Bowditch (1854-1925), son of William Ingersoll Bowditch (1819-1909), making him the grandson of famed navigator Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838). See also brief biography on wikitree.
See Also
Acmaeodera macra Horn
- Range: TX-OK
Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
Print References
Fall, H.C. 1901. Notes on Dichelonycha and Cantharis, with descriptions of new species in other genera. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 27: 307-308 (BHL links--article, description).
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)