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Genus Lampetis

Arizona beetle - Lampetis webbii Lampetis webbii  Blue-legged Beetle  - Lampetis webbii Drummond's Blue-legged Beetle - Lampetis drummondi - Lampetis webbii Lampetis webbii beetle - Lampetis drummondi Lampetis drummondi Lampetis drummondi? - Lampetis drummondi
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 Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Dicercina
Genus Lampetis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until recently treated as a subgenus of Psiloptera
Explanation of Names
Lampetis Dejean 1833
3 spp. in our area, all in the subg. Spinthoptera Casey 1909(1), ~280 worldwide(2)
revised in(3), reviewed in(4)
holarctic, Neotropical & Oriental(2); in our area, sw. US(1)