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Species Agrilus bentseni

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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 bentseni (Agrilus bentseni)
Other Common Names
Bentsen Bup
Explanation of Names
Agrilus bentseni Knull 1954
Type specimens collected in Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Size
Length 3.7 mm (1)
Identification
"Form small, rather robust; shining dark bronze throughout; a patch of white pubescence in lateral depression of pronotum, one in basal depression of elytron, an elongate patch at middle and a like patch on apical third of each elytron, rest of dorsal surface with fine pubescence." (1)
Range
sw. to s. TX - Map (2)(3)(4)
Not known from Mexico (5)
Life Cycle
adults on Bernardia myricifolia (Euphorbiaceae) (5)
Remarks
Type Locality: Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo Co., Texas, March 26, 1953 by D. J. and J. N. Knull.
See Also
this species runs to A. blandus Horn in Fisher's key (1928). It is closest to A. cercidii Knull (1937), from which it differs by larger size, median depression of head, carinate scutellum and more bronzy luster. (1)
Print References
Knull, J.N. 1954. Five new North American species of Buprestidae. Ohio Journal of Science 54(1): 27-30. (1)
Knull, J.N. 1966. Description of male Agrilus bentseni Knull and one new species (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Entomological News. 77(9): 238-241. (Full Text)
MacRae, T.C. 2006. Distributional and biological notes on North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera), with comments on variation in Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) viridicornis (Say) and A. (H.) viridfrons Gory. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 82(2): 166–199. (2)
Works Cited
1. Five new North American species of Buprestidae.
Knull, J.N. 1954. The Ohio Journal of Science 54(1): 27-30.
2.Dist. and bio notes on N. Amer. Buprestidae, w/ comments on var. in Anthaxia viridicornis (Say) and A. viridfrons Gory.
MacRae, T.C. 2006. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 82(2): 166–199.
3.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.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.