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Desc. of Two N. Spp. of Acmaeodera Esch., & Two N. Ssp. of Agrilus Curt. & Chrysobothris Esch. in N. Am., w/ Det. Notes on Other
By R. L. Westcott and G. H. Nelson
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 54(3): 300-312, 2000
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Westcott, R. L., and G. H. Nelson. 2000. Descriptions of Two New Species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, and Two New Subspecies of Agrilus Curtis and Chrysobothris Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in North America, with Detailed Notes on Others. Coleopterists Bulletin, 54(3): 300-312.

New taxa and changes in nomenclature are provided in the genera Acmaeodera Eschscholtz,
Chrysobothris Eschscholtz, and Agrilus Curtis. Acmaeodera mariposa Horn
is discussed as a polytypic species, with A. dohrni Horn given subspecific status therein.
Acmaeodera plagiaticauda Horn is treated in detail, with A. verecunda Barr and A.
postica Fall considered as synonyms, the latter synonymy necessitating erection of A.
rubrocuprea, new species. Also described is A. constrictinotum, new species. Agrilus
parvus Saunders and C. purpureovittata become polytypic with the descriptionon of A. p.
californicus, new subspecies and C. p. cercocarpi, new subspecies. These taxa are
discussed in detail, the latter requiring modification of the most current key to the genus
in North America.