Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Buprestis angulicollis LeConte 1857
Explanation of Names
angulicollis = 'angle-necked'
Dark brown to black, sculptures on upper side, irridescent bronze luster, especially on underside. Fly noisily when alarmed. The only western species in the genus.
w. NA (BC-CA east to n.AB-w.NE-NM; the Nebraska record is from a planted forest and probably represents an introduction)(1)
hosts: various Pinaceae, incl. Abies concolor, A. grandis, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii(2)
; adults feed on leaves.
Eggs are laid on bark of large branches or trunks of conifers, especially fir (Abies), or Pinus ponderosa)
LeConte, J.L. 1857. Index to the Buprestidae of the United States, described in the work of Laporte and Gory, with notes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 9: 6-10.