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Species Acmaeodera mixta

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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 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 mixta (Acmaeodera mixta)
Explanation of Names
Acmaeodera mixta LeConte 1860
Identification
"A common and extremely variable southwestern US species", per Ted C. MacRae
Range
mostly sc US (AZ-TX-MO-UT) / Mex - Map (1)(2)
Food
Larvae in Acacia, Celtis, Prosopis (1)
Adults on var. flwrs
Remarks
large series of spmns from Ward Co., west TX

Dets. S. G. Wellso
See Also
reportedly, mixta has the tip of the elytra yellow and black and pulchella has the tip all black (rarely yellow).
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1860. Revision of the Buprestidae of the United States. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (2)11(1859): 187-258.
MacRae, T.C. 2006. Distributional and biological notes on North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera), with comments on variation in Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) viridicornis (Say) and A. (H.) viridfrons Gory. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 82(2): 166–199.
MacRae, T.C., and G.H. Nelson. 2003. Distributional and biological notes on Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in North and Central America and the West Indies, with validation of one species. The Coleopterists Bulletin 57(1): 57–70.
Vogt, G.H. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42: 192-202.
Wellso, S.G. & J.A. Jackman. 2006. A new species of Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) Reitter (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and new North American buprestid distributional and host records. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 82(2): 262-268.
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)