Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Life Cycle and Larval Morphology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae) and Its Potential ...
Short but very informational article on this lady beetle's life cycle and prey. Includes descriptions of all larval instars, dorsal illustrations of first and fourth instars, and illustration of fourth instar head.
Full citation, with entire title:
Akbar, W., C. Carlton, and T. E. Reagan. "Life Cycle and Larval Morphology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Its Potential as a Biological Control Agent of Melanaphis sacchari (Hemiptera: Aphididae)." Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(1): 96-103 (2009).
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Barr, W. F. 1975. Taxonomic notes and new synonymies of some North American Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Overall, the title describes this work. I place it here specifically in reference to Acmaeodera tuta under which name Barr synonymized A. robusta rubrosuffusa. In my opinion, looking on the MCZ Type Database at images of the relevant type specimens, his opinion is suspect. However, it is the prevailing taxonomy, and accordingly I have moved all BugGuide images that were identified as A. robusta to A. tuta. A serious study of this situation is needed.
"The Buprestidae of North America, exclusive of Mexico" direct reference
Appears specifically on page 128 of the Willard book. Quick (non-proofread) transcription follows.
Viridisuturalis Nicolay-Weiss (9375)
1918 Nicolay-Weiss p. 100.
1918 gibbeii Garnett p. 91.
1920 Burke p. 75.
1924 Chamberlin p. 188.
1920 Garnett p. 17.
Type locality: Tulare County, California.
Distribution: Washington, Oregon, California
Washington: [Garnett?] (17)
Oregon: Dilly (4); Corvallis XII (0); Salem (9); Tolo VIII-15 (25).
California: Tulare Co. Paratype (16); Allotype (e); Palm Springs IX-24, V-20 (10), VI-20 (c); White Water; Three Rivers (10); San Diego (10); Oro Grande, San Bernardino Co. (Garnett); Red Bluff (23); Sacramento (C).