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Species Agrilus smaragdifrons

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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 Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species smaragdifrons (Agrilus smaragdifrons)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agrilus smaragdifrons Ganglbauer 1889
Explanation of Names
Latin for "emerald front", named for the bright green color on the head.
Range
native to eastern Asia, adventive in our area (CT NY NJ PA as of 2016)
Food
host: ailanthus trees
Remarks
BG images taken in NYC (Jun 2014) may represent the earliest North American record
Internet References
https://njforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SAF-Native-and-Non-native-Pests-of-Concern-to-Foresters-Final.pdf