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femorata species-group

Buprestid - Chrysobothris Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris rugosiceps - female 11mm green-faced Chrysobothris - Chrysobothris caddo Camp Beetle - Chrysobothris Chrysobothris femorata complex - Chrysobothris caddo Chrysobothris Buprestid beetles - Chrysobothris Chrysobothris
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 Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
No Taxon femorata species-group
Numbers
12 described spp. in our area(1)(2)
Identification
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)
Range
across NA(1)
Food
"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.