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Genus Sphenoptera

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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 Chrysochroinae
Genus Sphenoptera
Explanation of Names
Sphenoptera Dejean 1833
Numbers
A single (introduced) species in our area(1), ~1000 spp. in 15 subgenera total(2)
Range
Eurasia & Africa(2); in our area, nw. US (ID-WA-OR)(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the Old World tribe Sphenopterini Lacordaire 1857, that contains 4 genera (>1000 spp., all but a handful in Sphenoptera) worldwide (most diverse in Africa and the Mediterranean)(2)