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Dist. and bio notes on N. Amer. Buprestidae, w/ comments on var. in Anthaxia viridicornis (Say) and A. viridfrons Gory.
By MacRae, T.C.
he Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 82(2): 166–199., 2006
Cite: 1638150
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MacRae, T.C. 2006. Distributional and biological notes on North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera), with comments on variation in Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) viridicornis (Say) and A. (H.) viridfrons Gory. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 82(2): 166–199.

Abstract:

Distributional and biological notes are presented for 164 species and subspecies of North American Buprestidae in the genera Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, Acmaeoderopsis Barr, Acmaeoderoides Van Dyke, Actenodes Dejean, Agrilaxia Kerremans, Agrilus (s. str.) Curtis, Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) Reitter, Brachys Dejean, Buprestis (s. str.) Linnaeus, Buprestis (Knulliobuprestis) Kurosawa, Chalcophora Dejean, Chrysobothris (s. str.) Eschscholtz, Cypriacis (s. str.) Casey, Dicerca (s. str.) Eschscholtz, Lampetis (Spinthoptera) Casey, Mastogenius (Solier), Pachyschelus Solier, Paragrilus Saunders, Paratyndaris (Knulliella) Cobos, Phaenops Megerle, Poecilonota Eschscholtz, Polycesta (Arizonica) Cobos, Polycesta (Tularensia) Nelson, Ptosima Dejean, Spectralia Casey, Texania Casey, Trigonogya Schaeffer, and Xenorhipis LeConte.
New records include 39 distributions, 131 larval hosts, 63 adult hosts, 101 flower hosts, and one oviposition host.
Comments on or corrections to previous literature records are made for several species.
Detailed comments are provided on colour variation within Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) cyanella Gory and A. (H.) viridifrons Gory.