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Genus Pachyschelus

Pachyschelus nicolayi Obenberger - Pachyschelus nicolayi - male Pachyschelus secedens Waterhouse - Pachyschelus secedens - female Beetle - Pachyschelus laevigatus Unknown - Pachyschelus purpureus Buprestid - Pachyschelus laevigatus larva in Desmodium leaf - Pachyschelus laevigatus mine on Acalypha virginica - Pachyschelus purpureus Leaf mine - Pachyschelus
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 Agrilinae
Tribe Tracheini
Genus Pachyschelus
Explanation of Names
Pachyschelus Solier 1833
8 spp. in our area(1), >270 spp. total(2)
2-3 mm
Small, flattened, rhomboidal leaf-mining beetles; differ from Taphrocerus and Brachys in the broad, flattened tibiae, large triangular scutellum and mandibles hidden beneath the prosternum
key to spp. in(1)
New World & Oriental; primarily tropical(2)
member of the subtribe Pachyschelina Bøving & Craighead 1931 that contains ~280 spp. in 2 genera, mostly Neotropical & Oriental(3)