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Genus Mastogenius

Small Beetle - Mastogenius Metallic wood-boring beetle - Mastogenius subcyaneus Mastogenius castlei Champlain & Knull - Mastogenius castlei Mastogenius castlei Mastogenius subcyaneus (LeConte) - Mastogenius subcyaneus Mastogenius crenulatus Knull - Mastogenius crenulatus Mastogenius robustus Schaeffer - Mastogenius robustus Small Buprestid - Mastogenius subcyaneus
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Polycestinae
Tribe Haplostethini
Genus Mastogenius
Explanation of Names
Mastogenius Solier 1849
7 spp. in our area(1), 40 total(2)
New World & Eurasia(2); in our area, so. US (north to NJ-OH), with M. crenulatus & M. subcyaneus widespread in the east (esp. the former) and the rest, in the deep south (FL-TX-AZ)(3)