Chlorochroa opuntiae    



habitat
Found on Opuntia polyacantha (Scudder and Thomas 1987).

seasonality
No information available.

identification
This species has a robust, oval deep bodied shape and a color ranging from green to purpleish black. C. opuntiae has the anterolateral margins of its pronotum thickened and reflexed. This species has a long rostrum obtaining its 4th abdominal sternum. Ventroposteriour protuberance of pygophore low and broad. This species exhibits regional variability with the northern specimens darker and near 16 mm in size and the southern specimens green and smaller (Thomas 1983). Length 11-16 mm.

life history
Esselbaugh described this species as being found on prickly pear cactus (Thomas 1983).

conservation
No information available.

diet info
Found on Opuntia polyacantha (Scudder and Thomas 1987).

range
In the United States, C. opuntiae is reported from Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming (Thomas 1983). This species is known only from Alberta in Canada (Thomas 1983).

people
species page editorShpeley, D.2004 
species page authorWilliams, L.2003 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=4754

 

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