Araeoschizus decipiens

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Araeoschizus decipiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Beetle
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Tenebrionidae
Genus: Araeoschizus
Species: A. decipiens
Binomial name
Araeoschizus decipiens
Horn, 1890

Diagnosis

Group V: The costipennis LeConte (1851) complex: Femora not toothed. Prothorax without longitudinal groove. Elytral interspaces with squamules


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Description

Distribution

TEXAS: Culberson County associated with Pogonomyrmex rugosus; El Paso County with Myrmecocystus depilis, Solenopsis xyloni, Pheidole desertorum; Hudspeth County with Solenopsis (Diplorhoptrum) sp.; and Pheidole xerophila xerophila; Reeves County with Conomyrma sp.; Ward County with Aphaenogaster cockerelli. Also from Jeff Davis and Gaines Counties. - NEW MEXICO: Dona Ana, Otero and Bernalillo Counties (collection data "with ants"). - ARIZONA: Cochise and Graham Counties. - COLORADO: Arapahoe County. - UTAH: Kane County, Tooele County. - MEXICO: Sonora and Durango Provinces.

Biology

REFERENCES

  • Horn, G.H. 1890. Some notes on Araeoschizus. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc., 17:339-343.
  • Papp,C.S. 1981. Revision of the genus Araeoschizus LeConte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey 29: 273-420.
  • Papp, C.S. 2001. Two new Araeoschizus species from the Vizcaino Peninsula of Baja California sur, Mexico and discussion of species groups: (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science.37 (1):