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Subspecies Pachyschelus purpureus purpureus

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A reconsideration of Pachyschelus schwarzi Kerremans and a review of American Pachyschelus North of Mexico (Col.: Buprestidae)
By Hespenheide H.A.
Col. Bull. 57: 459-468, 2003

Nomenclatural notes on the Agrilinae (Buprestidae). IV.
By Hespenheide, H.A.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 33(1): 105-120., 1979

Hespenheide, H.A. 1979. Nomenclatural notes on the Agrilinae (Buprestidae). IV. The Coleopterists Bulletin 33(1): 105-120.


Study of type specimens of Neotropical species of the subfamily Agrilinae in the museums of Prague, Paris, and London has revealed a number of necessary nomenclatural changes, both new synonymies and generic transfers, of species presently in or transferred to or from the following genera: [i]Agrilodia, Agrilus, Amorphosoma, Bakerettia, Brachys, Callimicra, Cyphothorax, Diodora, Dismorpha, Geral

A new sp. of Agrilus, w/ dist. records, taxonomic & biological notes for Agrilinae & Trachyinae (Buprestidae) of Mex. & C. Amer.
By Westcott, R.L. & H.A. Hespenheide.

Westcott, R.L. & H.A. Hespenheide. 2006. The description of a new species of Agrilus Curtis, with distributional records, and taxonomic and biological notes for Agrilinae and Trachyinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Mexico and Central America. Zootaxa 1367: 1-35.


This paper treats 225 species of Buprestidae in the genera Agrilus, Brachys, Callimicra, Cyphothorax, Dismorpha, Hylaeogena, Leiopleura, Lius, Omochyseus, Pachyschelus, Paragrilus, Taphrocerus and Trypantius.

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.

Notes of the Distribution and Biology of Certain Buprestidae (Coleoptera): Part IV
By G.C. Walters and C.L. Bellamy
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 1990
Vol. 44, No. 1 (Mar. 1990), pp. 113-115
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Provides host info/range expansion(s) for the following species:

Acmaeodera barri Cazier
Acmaeodera ephedrae Barr
Acmaeodera pinalorum Knull
Acmaeoderopsis hassayampae (Knull)
Agrilus impexus Horn
Agrilus ventralis Horn
Chrosobothris lixa Horn
Chrysophana placida LeConte
Mastogenius puncticollis Schaeffer
Tyndaris (Barberia) barberi Skinner
Tyndaris (Tusconia) tusconi (Knu

A new species of Agrilus with notes (Buprestidae and Eucnemidae).
By Knull, J.N.
Entomological News 59: 72-75., 1948
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Knull, J.N. 1948. A new species of Agrilus with notes (Buprestidae and Eucnemidae). Entomological News 59: 72-75.


Agrilus cochisei n. sp.
Juniperella mirabilis Knull
Pachyschelus oculatus Schffr.
Pachyschelus uvaldei Knull
Pachyschelus purpureus (Say)

Deltometopus ereptus Bonvouloir - Eucnemidae

Notes on the distribution, synonymy, and biology of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of North America.
By Nelson, G.H. & R.L. Westcott.
Coleopterists Bulletin 30(3): 273-284., 1976

Nelson, G.H. & R.L. Westcott. 1976. Notes on the distribution, synonymy, and biology of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of North America. Coleopterists Bulletin 30(3): 273-284.


The female of Agrilus sapindi Knull 1938 is described. A. mojavei Knull 1952 is treated as a subspecies of A. granulatus (Say) 1823. A. nodicornis Fall 1932 is considered a junior synonym of A. duncani Knull 1929. New distributional and/or host data are given for 130 species in the following genera: Paratyndaris, Acmaeoderopsis, Thrincopyge, Agaeocera, Hip

New species of North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
By Knull, J.N.
Ohio Journal of Science 52(6): 349-352., 1952
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Knull, J.N. 1952. New species of North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Ohio Journal of Science 52(6): 349-352.

Acmaeodera hualpaiana n. sp.
Acmaeodera chisosensis n. sp.
Melanophila (Phaenops) obenbergeri n. sp.
Chrysobothris vivida n. sp.
Agrilus mojavei n. sp.

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