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Genus Chalcophora

Chalcophora virginiensis Drury - Chalcophora virginiensis - female BIG Buprestid - Chalcophora virginiensis Pine Borer - Chalcophora angulicollis Beetle - Chalcophora virginiensis Unknown Beautiful silvery large beetle - Chalcophora virginiensis beetle  - Chalcophora fortis Chalcophora liberta ? - Chalcophora Chrysobothris quadrilineata? - Chalcophora angulicollis
Classification
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)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Chrysochroini
Genus Chalcophora
Explanation of Names
Chalcophora Dejean 1833
'copper-bearing'
Numbers
5 spp. in our area, 20 worldwide(1)
Identification
key to NA spp. in(2)
key to three southeastern spp.
Range
Americas & Eurasia(1); our spp.: C. virginiensis e. NA; C. fortis ne. NA (NB-NJ-MI-IA west to MB-MT); C. liberta e. NA (PQ-FL west to MB-TX); C. georgiana GA-MS; C. angulicollis w. NA (BC-CA east to SD-TX)(3)
Remarks
member of the subtribe Chalcophorina Lacordaire 1857