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Genus Taphrocerus

Buprestid - Taphrocerus nicolayi Buprestid  - Taphrocerus nicolayi Dark, bluish buprestid - Taphrocerus Taphrocerus - Taphrocerus howardi Taphrocerus? - Taphrocerus St. Andrews leaf miner on Cyperus plukenetii SA1848 2020 15 - Taphrocerus Beetle (Acmaeodera?) - Taphrocerus Taphrocerus? - Taphrocerus chevrolati
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 Taphrocerus
Explanation of Names
Taphrocerus Solier 1833
13 spp. in our area(1), >170 spp. total(2)
New World, incl. NA north to QC-AB(2)(1)
Larvae mine in Scirpus spp. and other Cyperaceae(3)