Texas Beetle Information

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Maps showing La Esperanza Ranch and San Tomas
Important Beetle Type Localities in the
Brownsville Area of Cameron County, Texas

Cameron County Texa


"Esperanza Ranch", "San Tomas/St. Thomas" and "Brownsville" are the type localities for many beetles species described from Cameron County.
(No one described more beetles, or indeed other insects, from South Texas than did Charles Schaeffer.)

Blue Square - Esperanza Ranch, owned by Jaqou
Blue Marker - San Tomas, now Sabal Palm Audubon Center
Green Markers - USF&WS National Wildlife Refuge Tracts
Yellow Markers - Jaqou and Esperanza Roads
White line represents the Rio Grande


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La Esperanzna Ranch

Portion of a circa 1900 Cameron County map
provided courtesy of the staff at the Resaca de la Palma State Park, World Birding Center, Brownsville, Texas


23 June 2009 © Mike Quinn / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information