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Genus Taphrocerus

Taphrocerus buprestid - Taphrocerus gracilis Taphrocerus nicolayi? - Taphrocerus Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Scirpus D1539 Taphrocerus 2019 8 - Taphrocerus gracilis Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Cyperus retrorsus maybe D1774 2019 2 - Taphrocerus nicolayi Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Cyperus species 2 D1769 2019 1 - Taphrocerus nicolayi Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Rhynchospora corniculata D1843 2019 6 - Taphrocerus Taphrocerus schaefferi
Classification
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
Numbers
13 spp. in our area(1), >170 spp. total(2)
Range
New World, incl. NA north to QC-AB(2)(1)
Food
Larvae mine in Scirpus spp. and other Cyperaceae(3)