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Genus Trachykele

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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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Buprestinae
Tribe Buprestini
Genus Trachykele
Explanation of Names
Trachykele Marseul 1865
Numbers
6 spp., all in our area(1)(2)
Identification
distinctive: three small deep pits along the basal margin of the pronotum, scutellum not visible
Range
5 western spp. (BC-CA to ID-CO-NM) + T. lecontei in se. US(1)
Remarks
member of the subtribe Trachykelina Hołyński 1988 that contain one more genus (monotypic, in SE Asia)(2)