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Subspecies Pachyschelus purpureus purpureus

Lots of Geranium in the Woods - Pachyschelus purpureus - male - female Metallic blue beetle - Pachyschelus purpureus Buprestidae, Wild geranium leaf miner, dorsal - Pachyschelus purpureus Buprestidae, Wild geranium leaf miner, lateral - Pachyschelus purpureus Buprestidae, Wild geranium leaf miner, frontal - Pachyschelus purpureus Buprestidae, Wild geranium leaf miner, under side of leaf - Pachyschelus purpureus Buprestidae, cocoon - Pachyschelus purpureus Buprestidae, cocoon, outer layer opened, pupa - Pachyschelus purpureus
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Tracheini
Genus Pachyschelus
Species purpureus (Pachyschelus purpureus)
Subspecies purpureus (Pachyschelus purpureus purpureus)
Range
NY-ON-MN to AL-AZ(1)
Food
host: Geranium spp.(2)
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.
2.A reconsideration of Pachyschelus schwarzi Kerremans and a review of American Pachyschelus North of Mexico (Col.: Buprestidae)
Hespenheide H.A. 2003. Col. Bull. 57: 459-468.