Acmaeodera pulchella (Herbst, 1801),

Hallinen, Marie J., Steffens, Wayne P., Schultz, Jennifer L. & Aukema, Brian H., 2021, The Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of Minnesota, with a Discussion of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, The Coleopterists Bulletin 75 (1), pp. 173-190: 175

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Acmaeodera pulchella (Herbst, 1801)


1. Acmaeodera pulchella (Herbst, 1801) 

County Records (n = 147): Anoka, Carlton, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Doulas, Faribault, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Kanabec, Le Sueur, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Scott, Steele, Stevens, Wabasha, Washington, and Winona  .

Collection Dates: 13 June–12 September.

Minnesota Hosts: Adults collected on “prairie flowers”, including Achillea millefolium  L., Coreopsis palmata Nutt.  , Echinacea angustifolia DC.  , and Rudbeckia hirta  L. (all Asteraceae  ). Larval hosts recorded as Crataegus spp.  ( Rosaceae  ) and Gleditsia triacanthos  L. ( Fabaceae  ). Adults also recorded on Quercus alba  L. ( Fagaceae  ).

Collection Method: On prairie flowers, by Malaise trap, and as C. fumipennis  prey.