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Genus Taphrocerus

leaf miner - Taphrocerus gracilis St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhynchospora perplexa SA978 in Carolina bay 2017 2 - Taphrocerus St. Andrews leaf miner on Carex glauca SA1401 Taphrocerus 2018 1 - Taphrocerus St. Andrews leaf miner on Carex glauca SA1401 Taphrocerus 2018 3 - Taphrocerus St. Andrews leaf miner on Carex glauca SA1432 Taphrocerus 2018 4 - Taphrocerus Taphrocerus? - Taphrocerus Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Scleria oligantha D1838 2019 3 - Taphrocerus Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Carex D1839 2019 3 - Taphrocerus nicolayi
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 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)