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Subfamily Polycestinae

Red-vented Flower Buprestid - Acmaeodera haemorrhoa Small Beetle - Mastogenius Acmaeodera? - Acmaeodera mixta Click beetle? - Acmaeodera pulchella Buprestid - Acmaeodera tuta Acmaodera sp. - Acmaeodera purshiae Acmaeodera flavomarginata Acmaeodera sp.? - Acmaeodera rubrocuprea
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 Polycestinae
Explanation of Names
Polycestinae Lacordaire 1857
Numbers
ca. 220 spp. in 13 genera of 6 tribes in our area (>140 spp. are in Acmaeodera)(1); >1250 spp. in 82 genera of 13 tribes worldwide(2)
Range
worldwide(2)
Remarks
Classification adapted for our area from(3)(2) (taxa between tribe and genus omitted)
Tribe HAPLOSTETHINI LeConte 1861
Mastogenius Solier 1849
Trigonogya Schaeffer 1919
*Micrasta Kerremans 1893
Tribe ACMAEODERINI Kerremans 1893
Acmaeoderoides Van Dyke 1942
Acmaeodera Eschscholtz 1829
Acmaeoderopsis Barr 1974
Anambodera Barr 1974
Tribe PTOSIMINI Kerremans 1902
Ptosima Dejean 1833
Tribe THRINCOPYGINI LeConte 1861
Thrincopyge LeConte 1858
Chrysophana generic group [tribal level] sensu Volkovitsh 2001
Beerellus Nelson 1982
Chrysophana LeConte 1860
Tribe POLYCESTINI Lacordaire 1857
Polycesta Dejean 1833
Tribe TYNDARINI Cobos 1955
Paratyndaris Fisher 1919
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea
3.An illustrated summary of the higher classification of the superfamily Buprestoidea (Coleoptera)
C.L. Bellamy. 2003. Folia Heyrovskyana Supplement 10: 197 pp.; 44 color plates with 454 photographs.