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Genus Anthaxia

Small Black Buprestid - Anthaxia Unknown Tiny Buprestid - Anthaxia prasina beetles on Iris chrysophylla - Anthaxia black and red beetle - Anthaxia viridicornis 4537 Mating Black Beetles  - Anthaxia - male - female Anthaxia dichroa 5 mm black beetle - Anthaxia - male - female Anthaxia prasina - Anthaxia caseyi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Buprestinae
Tribe Anthaxiini
Genus Anthaxia
Explanation of Names
Anthaxia Eschscholtz 1829
Numbers
~40 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area(1)(2), >700 worldwide(3)
Range
worldwide except Autralasia(3); most of NA(1)
Remarks
Divided into several subgenera, some of which were until recently treated as genera (e.g. Haplanthaxia); subg. Anthaxia s.str. (>230 spp. total) is represented in NA by the adventive A. salicis found in KS (native to w. Palaearctic) -- not yet in the guide