Cerceris californica Cresson

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: 13

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

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Cerceris californica Cresson


Cerceris californica Cresson  predation upon Acmaeodera maculifera Horn, 1894 

More recently a specimen of Cerceris californica  was collected carrying a specimen of Acmaeodera maculifera Horn  back to its ground nest at: 5.5 miles E of Three Rivers, Otero County, New Mexico, IX­ 25­1999. This may be the first record of any species of Cerceris  preying upon A. maculifera  . The voucher specimens of both the Cerceris  and Acmaeodera  are in my collection ( JJMD), both mounted on the same pin.