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femorata species-group

Buprestid - Chrysobothris femorata - male Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Chrysobothris shawnee Chrysobothris viridiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris viridiceps - male - female I've got a secret! - Chrysobothris femorata what species? - Chrysobothris Beetle - Chrysobothris Metallic wood-boring beetle - Chrysobothris Metallic borer—?Chrysobothris sp.? - Chrysobothris
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
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.