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Subtribe Hippomelanina

mating Bups? - Hippomelas sphenicus - male - female Gyascutus planicosta Gyascutus dianae beetle 43 - Hippomelas planicauda Buprestid on mesquite - Gyascutus caelatus - male Hippomelas planicauda Arizona Buprestid - Hippomelas planicauda Arizona Buprestid - Hippomelas planicauda
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Hippomelanina
Explanation of Names
Hippomelanina Hołyński 1993
4 genera total, all in our area(1)
Print References
Nelson, G. H. & C. L. Bellamy. (1996). A revision of the subtribe Hippomelanina: Hippomelas Laporte and Gory, Prasinalia Casey, Gyascutus (Stictocera) Casey, and Barrellus, gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Journal of Natural History 30:861-911. (PDF)