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Species Agrilus cyanescens

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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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species cyanescens (Agrilus cyanescens)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus cyanescens Ratzeburg 1837
Range
native to the Palaearctic (W. Europe to E. Asia), adventive in NA and now widespread in the northeast (ME-ON-UT south to VA-IL)(1)
Season
May-July (BG data)
Food
Reliable host plant records include Lonicera, Symphoricarpos, Rhamnus (other published host plants are dubious)(1)
Remarks
introduced ca. 1920(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Agrilus cyanescens species-group (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)...
E. Jendek, V. Grebennikov. 2009. Zootaxa 2139: 43–60.