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Species Buprestis confluenta

Buprestis confluenta Say, 1823 - Buprestis confluenta - female Buprestis confluenta Say - Buprestis confluenta metallic green & yellow beetle? - Buprestis confluenta Large green beetle - Buprestis confluenta beetle - Buprestis confluenta Buprestis confluenta Buprestis confluenta Emerald ash borer? - Buprestis confluenta
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 Buprestinae
Tribe Buprestini
Genus Buprestis
No Taxon (subgenus Knulliobuprestis)
Species confluenta (Buprestis confluenta)
Explanation of Names
Buprestis confluenta Say 1823
w NA to QC (CA-TX-QC-BC) - Map (1)(2)
mostly Jun-Jul (BG data)
Larvae in Populus spp. (1)
Thomas Say, American Entomology:
"A specimen was presented to me, when at Fort Osage, on the Missouri river, by Lieut. Scott, of the Rifle regiment, a gentleman, whose extraordinary skill as a marksman, has almost passed into a proverb, in that country. I obtained two other specimens during the progress of Major Long's exploring party towards the mountains." (Say 1824)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)