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Species Agrilus walsinghami

Black (or blue) and white beetle. - Agrilus walsinghami - female Wood Boring Beetle? - Agrilus walsinghami - female Three's company--four's Utah M.Borer - Agrilus walsinghami Buprestid on Chrysothamnus - Agrilus walsinghami - male Buprestid on Chrysothamnus - Agrilus walsinghami - male Buprestid on Chrysothamnus - Agrilus walsinghami - male Arizona buprestid - Agrilus walsinghami
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 walsinghami (Agrilus walsinghami)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus walsinghami Crotch 1873
Size
From Fisher (1928): Males — 12mm long, 3mm wide; Females — 13mm long, 3mm wide
Range
w. US (WA-CA to ID-NM)(1)
Habitat
Associated with the arid-lands shrub rubber rabbitbrush, Ericameria (=Chrysothamnus) nauseosa, in the family Asteraceae.
Remarks
Within the description on pp. 176-178 of Fisher (1928), it is stated that:
"This species shows a remarkable sexual color dimorphism.
[Males are] feebly shining; head and pronotum bronzy brown, with a feeble cupreous reflection; elytra aeneous, slightly purplish, and more cupreous near base; beneath brownish black anteriorly, strongly bronzy green on abdomen, and the legs more or less cupreous.
[Females differ] from the male in being larger and more robust, uniformly greenish blue above; front of head broader; ..."

Females:

Males:

Female between males:
Print References
Fisher W.S. 1928. A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the genus Agrilus. United States National Museum Bulletin 145: 1-347. (Full Text)
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.