Tomoxia fascifera

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Tomoxia fascifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Mordellidae
Subfamily: Mordellinae
Tribe: Mordellini
Genus: Tomoxia
Species:T. fascifera
Binomial name
Tomoxia fascifera
(LeConte, 1878)
Synonyms

Tomoxia fascifera is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by John Lawrence LeConte in 1878. [1]

Beetle order of insects

Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects. The Coleoptera, with about 400,000 species, is the largest of all orders, constituting almost 40% of described insects and 25% of all known animal life-forms; new species are discovered frequently. The largest of all families, the Curculionidae (weevils) with some 70,000 member species, belongs to this order. Found in almost every habitat except the sea and the polar regions, they interact with their ecosystems in several ways: beetles often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Some species are serious agricultural pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle, while others such as Coccinellidae eat aphids, scale insects, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.

<i>Tomoxia</i> genus of insects

Tomoxia is a genus of beetles in the family Mordellidae, containing the following species:

Mordellidae family of insects

The Mordellidae are a family of beetles commonly known as tumbling flower beetles for the typical irregular movements they make when escaping predators, or as pintail beetles due to their abdominal tip which aids them in performing these tumbling movements. Worldwide, there are about 1500 species.

Related Research Articles

Tomoxia albonotata is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Maeklin in 1875.

Tomoxia albosuturalis is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Píc in 1924.

Tomoxia anotata is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Ray in 1949.

Tomoxia diversimaculata is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Ray in 1930.

<i>Tomoxia bucephala</i> species of beetle

Tomoxia bucephala is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was redescribed by Achille Costa in 1854.

Tomoxia undulata is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Frederick Valentine Melsheimer in 1846.

Tomoxia innotata is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Píc in 1924.

Tomoxia intermedia is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Ray in 1930.

Tomoxia inundata is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Wickham in 1914.

Tomoxia lineaticollis is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Píc in 1933.

<i>Tomoxia lineella</i> species of beetle

Tomoxia lineella is a species of beetle in the genus Tomoxia that is in the family Mordellidae. It was described by John Lawrence LeConte in 1862.

Tomoxia maculicollis is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Lea in 1902.

Tomoxia obliquialba is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Lea in 1925.

Tomoxia philippinensis is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Ray in 1930.

Tomoxia relicta is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Takakuwa in 1985.

Tomoxia ryukyuana is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Takakuwa in 1985.

Tomoxia serval is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Thomas Say in 1835.

Tomoxia sexlineata is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by Lea in 1895.

Tomoxia spinifer is a species of beetle in the Tomoxia genus that is in the Mordellidae family. It was described by George Charles Champion in 1891.

References

  1. Mordellidae Species List at Joel Hallan’s Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved 4 June 2012.