Acmaeodera loei Manley

Davidson, J. M., 2003, Mexican Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829: A new species and checklist, with miscellaneous taxonomic and biological notes on other North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera), Zootaxa 201, pp. 1-18 : 14

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.156682

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:74F85CD0-662B-43FE-8F38-4DDF6CF6F322

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5690966

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F43F6C-FFEC-7F36-FE83-FED2892C740C

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scientific name

Acmaeodera loei Manley
status

 

Acmaeodera loei Manley

A good series of this species, originally described from Honduras, was collected in the early morning hours on flowers of morning glory vines, Convolvulus sp. ( Convolvulaceae ), growing along the roadside, 18 Km E Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, X­ 20­2001. To my knowledge, this and the records below are the first for A. loei in Mexico. Since none of the specimens encountered were observed in flight, and given the cool temperature at the time the specimens were collected, this might indicate that specimens of A. loei spent the night at rest on their adult host flowers. Other records of A. loei from Mexico are: Chiapas, Mpo. Tximil, 20 km SSE Pugiltic, 372 m, 19 ­X­ 81 ( CASC); Sumidero Nat. Park, 5 ­ XI­ 90 ( WFBM); Guerrero, Acapulco, 150 m, 19 ­X­ 89, on small pale blue flowers of Convolvulus sp. ( RLWE); Jalisco, Est. Biol. Chamela, numerous specimens with various dates of collection ( EBCC and RLWE); Oaxaca, 7­8 km E Tehuantepec, 24 ­X­ 76, TAMU; Yucatán, 4 km S Santa Elena, 22 ­X­ 91 ( RHTC) (new country record).

WFBM

W.F. Barr Entomological Collection

EBCC

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Estacion de Biologia Chamela

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Acmaeodera