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Genus Anthaxia

buprestid - Anthaxia Buprestid 1 - Anthaxia inornata Metallic Wood Boring Beetle - Anthaxia cyanella Metallic wood boring beetles? mating - Anthaxia - male - female Anthaxia quercata ? - Anthaxia quercata Anthaxia? - Anthaxia MWBB - Anthaxia 4537 Mating Black Beetles  - Anthaxia - male - female
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 Buprestinae
Tribe Anthaxiini
Genus Anthaxia
Explanation of Names
Anthaxia Eschscholtz 1829
~40 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area(1)(2), >700 worldwide(3)
worldwide except Autralasia(3); most of NA(1)
Divided into several subgenera, some of which were until recently treated as genera (e.g. Haplanthaxia); subg. Anthaxia s.str. is represented in NA by A. salicis found in KS (native to w. Palaearctic) -- not yet in the guide