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Yellow-margined Flower Bup

Acmaeodera flavomarginata (Gray, 1832)

Family Buprestidae, Subfamily Polycestinae, Tribe Acmaeoderini

cf. A. scalaris

Sierra Picachos, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
September 7, 2006 (M Quinn)

Texas County Records for Acmaeodera flavomarginata

County Record Data from E.G. Riley, Dec. 2005

Range: Central and west Texas, south to Brazil.

Hosts: Common on Asteraceae flowers.

Similar Species

There are 144 species of Acmaeodera, mostly in the southwestern United States (Arnett et al. 2002). 

Texas Taxa: Over 40 species have been recorded in Texas.

Example: Ladder-like Flower Bup - Acmaeodera scalaris

Etymology: flavomarginata

flav (L). Yellow
marg, -in, =o (L). A border, edge


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea.  CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. v + 134 pp.

Fall, H.C. 1899. Synopsis of the species of Acmaeodera of America North of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 7(1): 1-37.

Nelson, G.H., G.C. Walters, Jr., R.D. Haines & C.L. Bellamy. 2008. A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America North of Mexico. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4, pp. iv + 1-274.

Vogt, G.B. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42: 191-202.

Westcott, R.L., T.A. Atkinson, H.A. Hespenheide & G.H. Nelson. 1990. New Country and State Records, and other notes for Mexican Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Insecta Mundi 3(3): 217-232.

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