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Species Ptosima gibbicollis - Redbud Borer

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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 Polycestinae
Genus Ptosima
Species gibbicollis (Redbud Borer)
Other Common Names
Flat-headed Redbud Borer(1)
Explanation of Names
Ptosima gibbicollis (Say 1823)
gibbicollis = 'humped neck'
4.7-8 mm(2)
see (3); key to widespread eastern spp. in (4)
e US, Ont. (ON-FL to KS-TX) - Map (2)(5)(6)
host: Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis, Fabaceae)(2); Blatchley(7) states that it also occurs on Sassafras (Lauraceae)
Works Cited
1.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.A review of the genus Ptosima in North America (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Nelson G.H. 1978. Col. Bull. 32: 327-336.
4.The Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of Missouri
MacRae T.C. 1991. Insecta Mundi 5(2): 101-126.
5.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
6.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
7.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.