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Species Pachyschelus laevigatus

Beetle - Pachyschelus laevigatus Beetle - Pachyschelus laevigatus Buprestidae, larva, dorsal - Pachyschelus laevigatus Bup - Pachyschelus laevigatus St. Andrews leaf miner on Desmodium paniculatum SA979 2017 1 - Pachyschelus laevigatus Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Desmodium nuttalii maybe D1103 Pachyschelus laevigatus probably 2018 4 - Pachyschelus laevigatus Pachyschelus larval pupation cell, dead larva - Pachyschelus laevigatus tiny beetle - Pachyschelus laevigatus
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 Tracheini
Genus Pachyschelus
Species laevigatus (Pachyschelus laevigatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pachyschelus laevigatus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Trachys laevigatus Say 1839
P. confusus Wellso, Manley & Jackman 1976 may turn out to be synonymous (1)
All black (a trait shared with P. confusus)
e NA (TX-FL-QC-SD) (2),(BG data)
May-Aug (BG data)
Larvae in Desmodium spp. and Lespedeza sp. (Fabaceae) (2)
Life Cycle
Larva; leaf mine with larva; adult
See Also
Pachyschelus confusus Wellso, Manley & Jackman 1976
- Range: MN-MI / Ont.
Works Cited
1.A reconsideration of Pachyschelus schwarzi Kerremans and a review of American Pachyschelus North of Mexico (Col.: Buprestidae)
Hespenheide H.A. 2003. Col. Bull. 57: 459-468.
2.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.