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Species Chalcophora angulicollis - Western Sculptured Pine Borer

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Chrysochroini
Genus Chalcophora
Species angulicollis (Western Sculptured Pine Borer)
Explanation of Names
Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte 1857)
angulicollis = 'angle-necked'
20-33 mm
Dark brown to black, sculptures on upper side, irridescent bronze luster, especially on underside. Fly noisily when alarmed. The only western species in the genus.
w. NA (BC-CA east to n.AB-w.NE-NM; the Nebraska record is from a planted forest and probably represents an introduction)(1)
Coniferous forests
hosts: various Pinaceae, incl. Abies concolor, A. grandis, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii(2); adults feed on leaves.
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid on bark of large branches or trunks of conifers, especially fir (Abies), or Pinus ponderosa)
Works Cited
1.Reevaluation of Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte) and Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury) with a review and key...
Maier C.A., Ivie M.A. 2013. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67: 457-469.
2.A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America north of Mexico.
Nelson et al. 2008. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4. 274 pp.