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Species Chrysobothris rugosiceps

Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Chrysobothris rugosiceps Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Chrysobothris rugosiceps Chrysobothris rugosiceps - female Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris rugosiceps - female Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris rugosiceps - male Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris rugosiceps Buprestid - Chrysobothris rugosiceps - male Buprestidae - Chrysobothris rugosiceps
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 Buprestinae
Tribe Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
No Taxon (femorata species-group)
Species rugosiceps (Chrysobothris rugosiceps)
Explanation of Names
Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer 1845
rugosiceps = 'wrinkle-headed'
Size
♂ 10.8–13.5 mm, ♀ 11.0–15.3 mm(1)
Identification

Last antennomere quadrate (narrowed in the rest of the Ch. femorata complex)(1); males often have yellow below and females more reddish with less yellow (J.P. Basham, 7.xi.2009)
Range
QC-FL to MB-ND-TX(2)
Food
Larvae in American chestnut and various oaks(2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier, 1790) species group from North America, north of Mexico (Col.: Buprestidae)
Wellso S.G., Manley G.V. 2007. Zootaxa 1652: 1-26.
2.A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America north of Mexico.
Nelson et al. 2008. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4. 274 pp.