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Species Chrysobothris axillaris

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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 Buprestinae
Tribe Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
Species axillaris (Chrysobothris axillaris)
Explanation of Names
Chrysobothris axillaris Horn 1886
Identification
Easily confused with Chrysobothris acaciae and C. humilis males. Chrysobothris acaciae has a bicolored pronotum, axillaris has a unicolored pronotum. Chrysobothris humilis has profemor unarmed, C. acaciae and C. axillaris have profemor armed with large tooth.
Range
AZ and TX
Food
Larvae in oaks.
Print References
W.S. Fisher. 1942. A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the tribe Chrysobothrini. United States Department of Agriculture, Miscellaneous Publications, No. 470: 1-275, figs. 110-126.