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Species Agrilus blandus

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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 Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species blandus (Agrilus blandus)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus blandus Horn 1891
Range
CA(1)
Food
Agrilus blandus is associated with Buckwheat (Eriogonum, Polygonaceae), adults often seen on flowers. Eriogonum elongatum is a proven larval host (adults reared from it), while on E.fasciculatum, adults have been observed several times. (Nelson & Westcott 1976, Coleopt.Bull.30: 273-284).
Works Cited
1.A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America north of Mexico.
Nelson et al. 2008. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4. 274 pp.