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Genus Pachyschelus

Leaf-mining Beetle - Pachyschelus laevigatus Metallic Wood Boring Beetle - Pachyschelus vogti Pachyschelus purpureus (Say) - Pachyschelus purpureus - female another larva in leaf of Desmodium with frass - Pachyschelus unidentified Coleoptera - Pachyschelus St. Andrews leaf miner on Wisteria frutescens SA27 Pachyschelus nicolayi later larvae 2015 10 - Pachyschelus nicolayi Pachyschelus? - Pachyschelus Buprestidae, adults in cells - Pachyschelus laevigatus
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 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)