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Subfamily Buprestinae

Agaeocera gentilis (Horn) - Agaeocera gentilis - male - female Buprestis langii? - Buprestis adjecta Chrysobothris sp.? - Chrysobothris mali Jewel Beetle - Chrysobothris cyanella small black beetle - Anthaxia Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Chrysobothris viridicyanea metallic woodboring beetle - Chrysobothris chrysoela * - Phaenops fulvoguttata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Buprestinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First published by Leach in 1815
over 250 spp. in 17 genera of 6 tribes in our area (>130 spp. are in Chrysobothris)(1); the largest subfamily, with >3300 spp. in ~120 genera of 20 tribes worldwide, and a number of heavyweight genera, incl. Anthaxia and Chrysobothris of >700 spp. each(2)
worldwide and throughout NA(2)(1)
Classification adapted for our area from(3)(2) (taxa between tribe and genus omitted)
Tribe BUPRESTINI Leach 1815
Trachykele Marseul 1865
Buprestis Linnaeus 1758
Agaeocera Saunders 1871
Tribe PHRIXIINI Cobos 1975
Spectralia Casey 1909
Tribe ANTHAXIINI Gory et Laporte 1839
Agrilaxia Kerremans 1903
Anthaxia Eschscholtz 1829
Tribe XENORHIPIDINI Cobos 1986
Hesperorhipis Fall 1930
Xenorhipis LeConte 1866
Trichinorhipis Barr 1948
Tribe MELANOPHILINI Bedel 1921
Juniperella Knull 1947
Melanophila Eschscholtz 1829
Phaenops Dejean 1833
Xenomelanophila Sloop 1937
Tribe ACTENODINI Gistel 1848
Actenodes Dejean 1833
Tribe CHRYSOBOTHRINI Gory et Laporte 1838
Chrysobothris Eschscholtz 1829
Knowltonia Fisher 1935
Sphaerobothris Semenov-Tian-Shanskij & Rikhter 1934
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.