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Genus Brachys


Striking new species of Brachys Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico
By Hespenheide H.A.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 69: 221-224, 2015

A new species of Brachys Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the eastern United States using an unusual host.
By Hespenheide, H.A. and C.S. Eiseman.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 70(2): 335-340., 2016
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Hespenheide, H.A. and C.S. Eiseman. 2016. A new species of Brachys Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the eastern United States using an unusual host. The Coleopterists Bulletin 70(2): 335-340.

Abstract

Rearings from mines in leaves of the perennial terrestrial vine trailing arbutus, Epigaea repens L., in Maryland, Michigan, and New England yielded specimens of the genus Brachys Dejean. Species of this genus in the eastern United States are previously known only as miners in shrubs and trees.

Nomenclatural notes on the Agrilinae (Buprestidae). IV.
By Hespenheide, H.A.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 33(1): 105-120., 1979
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Hespenheide, H.A. 1979. Nomenclatural notes on the Agrilinae (Buprestidae). IV. The Coleopterists Bulletin 33(1): 105-120.

Abstract

Study of type specimens of Neotropical species of the subfamily Agrilinae in the museums of Prague, Paris, and London has revealed a number of necessary nomenclatural changes, both new synonymies and generic transfers, of species presently in or transferred to or from the following genera: [i]Agrilodia, Agrilus, Amorphosoma, Bakerettia, Brachys, Callimicra, Cyphothorax, Diodora, Dismorpha, Geral

A new sp. of Agrilus, w/ dist. records, taxonomic & biological notes for Agrilinae & Trachyinae (Buprestidae) of Mex. & C. Amer.
By Westcott, R.L. & H.A. Hespenheide.
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Westcott, R.L. & H.A. Hespenheide. 2006. The description of a new species of Agrilus Curtis, with distributional records, and taxonomic and biological notes for Agrilinae and Trachyinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Mexico and Central America. Zootaxa 1367: 1-35.

Abstract

This paper treats 225 species of Buprestidae in the genera Agrilus, Brachys, Callimicra, Cyphothorax, Dismorpha, Hylaeogena, Leiopleura, Lius, Omochyseus, Pachyschelus, Paragrilus, Taphrocerus and Trypantius.

New species of North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
By Knull, J.N.
Ohio Journal of Science 52(6): 349-352., 1952
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Knull, J.N. 1952. New species of North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Ohio Journal of Science 52(6): 349-352.

Acmaeodera hualpaiana n. sp.
Acmaeodera chisosensis n. sp.
Melanophila (Phaenops) obenbergeri n. sp.
Chrysobothris vivida n. sp.
Agrilus mojavei n. sp.

Taxonomic notes on the genera Agrilus, Chrysobothris and Paragrilus. (Coleoptera, Buprestidae).
By Nelson, G.H.
Coleopterists Bulletin, 41(1): 67-72., 1987
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Nelson, G.H. 1987. Taxonomic notes on the genera Agrilus, Chrysobothris and Paragrilus. (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 41(1): 67-72.

Abstract

Agrilus patagoniensis Knull is synonymized under A. ometauhtli Fisher;
Chrysobothris verdevallis Fisher is synonymized under C. smaragdula Fall;
the males of Agrilus geronimoi Knull and A. toxotes Obenberger are described and the female of the latter is redescribed;
the female of Chrysobothris kelloggi Knull is described;

Two new Buprestidae and distribution records of others (Coleoptera).
By Knull, J.N.
The Ohio Journal of Science 64: 376-378., 1964
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Knull, J.N. 1964. Two new Buprestidae and distribution records of others (Coleoptera). The Ohio Journal of Science 64: 376-378.

Chrysobothris ephedrae vogti ssp. n.
Actenodes mimica sp. n.

Trachykele lecontei (Gory)
Xenorhipis osborni Knull
Chrysobothris cupreohumeralis Van Dyke
Chrysobothris humilis Horn

Notes on Buprestidae (ColeĆ³ptera): Part VI.
By Nelson, G.H.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 22(l): 28-30., 1968
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Nelson, G.H. 1968. Notes on Buprestidae (ColeĆ³ptera): Part VI. The Coleopterists Bulletin 22(l): 28-30.

Acmaeodera fisheri vermiculata Knull 1947
Acmaeodera palmarum Timberlake 1939
Cinyra robusta Chamberlin 1920
Chrysobothris beameri Knull 1954
Plesiallotype
Chrysobothris rossi Van Dyke 1942
Chrysobothris prosopidis Fisher 1942
Agrilus inhabilis Kerremans 1900
Agrilus ineptus Horn 1894
Agrilus chalcogaster Van Dyke 1946