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femorata species-group

Chrysobothris unkn beetle - Chrysobothris TX - Beetle - Chrysobothris Bore - Chrysobothris shawnee Beetle on Fallen Beech - Chrysobothris femorata Chrysobothris viridiceps? - Chrysobothris Metallic wood-borer – Chrysobothris femorata or viridiceps? - Chrysobothris Metallic borer—?Chrysobothris sp.? - Chrysobothris
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Buprestinae
Tribe Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
No Taxon femorata species-group
12 described spp. in our area(1)(2)
males with a row of small teeth on the inner margin of the protibia; females with pygidium longitudinally carinate; revision/key to spp. in(1)
Many of these species are sympatric, share larval host plants, and are difficult to reliably separate morphologically. (2)
across NA(1)
"Most species in this species group are considered to be secondary attackers of trees that have been stressed by age, fire, and water (lack thereof, excess or both) and are often collected on recently cut or injured plants."(1)
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.Molecular systematics of the Chrysobothris femorata species group (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
Hansen, et al. 2015. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108(5): 950-963.