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Genus Brachys

 Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Brachys ovatus Brachys - Brachys aerosus Hairy Texture - Brachys floricola Buprestid - Brachys aeruginosus Brachys aerosus Brachys ovatus Beetle - Brachys Brachys
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 Agrilinae
Tribe Tracheini
Subtribe Brachyina
Genus Brachys
Explanation of Names
Brachys Dejean 1833
Numbers
11 spp. in our area(1), 140 spp. total(2)
Range
New World, primarily neotropical(2); widespread in NA but more diverse in the south(3); B. aerosus is the only transcontinental sp.(4)
Works Cited
1.Bellamy C.L. The Buprestidae of North America (north of Mexico)
2.Bellamy C.L. () The world of jewel beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
4.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.