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Genus Brachys

Coleoptera - Brachys ovatus what species? - Brachys aerosus Brachys - Brachys aerosus Mine on Quercus stellata seedling - Brachys? - Brachys Unknown - Brachys aerosus St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus nigra SA662 Brachys 2016 1 - Brachys Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Ulmus alata D707 Brachys 2017 1 - Brachys Brachys barberi - male
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 and False Jewel 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.