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Genus Paratyndaris

Buprestid on dead mesquite branches - Paratyndaris olneyae Buprestid from my Palo Verde logs - Paratyndaris albofasciata Paratyndaris (Paratyndaris) acaciae Knull - Paratyndaris acaciae Hairy Buprestid - Paratyndaris prosopis Acmaeodera sp - Paratyndaris chamaeleonis Paratyndaris chamaeleonis P. acaciae - Paratyndaris acaciae Paratyndaris knulli - female
Classification
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 Paratyndaris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in Nelson & Bellamy (2004)(1)
Explanation of Names
Paratyndaris Fisher 1919
Numbers
15 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area(2); 36 spp. total(3)
spp. not yet in the guide (to facilitate further placement):
subg. Paratyndaris (acaciae, anomalis, cincta, coursetiae, grassmani, quadrinotata, tucsoni)
subg. Waltersia (barberi, knulli)
Range
Neotropics north to so. US(3); in our area, FL, TX-CA(2)
Remarks
our only representative of the tribe neotropical Tyndarini Cobos 1955, that contains 12 genera (~60 spp.)(3)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Paratyndaris Fisher, 1919 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Polycestinae)
Nelson G.H., Bellamy C.L. 2004. Zootaxa 683: 1-80.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea