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Species Brachys ovatus

Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Brachys ovatus Brachys ovatus? - Brachys ovatus Brachys? - Brachys ovatus metallic wood boring beetle - Brachys ovatus Brachys ovatus (Weber) - Brachys ovatus Small Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Brachys ovatus Unknown - Brachys ovatus Brachys? - Brachys ovatus
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
Subtribe Brachyina
Genus Brachys
Species ovatus (Brachys ovatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brachys ovatus (Weber)
Orig. Comb: Buprestis ovatus Weber, 1801
5-7 mm
Larger than some other commonly found members of this genus (aerosus, aeruginosus). Last abdominal sternite emarginate and fimbriate in female, rounded and not pubescent in male.(1) Dorsally, the white-margined band of bronze pubescence before the apex of the elytra and longitudinal rows of bronze setae in the basal half of the elytra are usually sufficient for distinguishing this species in Missouri. (MacRae 2009)
e NA to Rockies (AZ-FL-QC-MT) / Mex. (2)
Deciduous forests; associated with oaks
larvae mine in oak leaves (2)
Works Cited
1.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
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.