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Species Agrilus toxotes

Agrilus toxotes Obenberger - Agrilus toxotes - male Agrilus toxotes Obenberger - Agrilus toxotes - male Agrilus toxotes Obenberger - Agrilus toxotes - male
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 Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species toxotes (Agrilus toxotes)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus toxotes Obenberger, 1935
Identification
The male pronotum is reddish. The female pronotum is blue.

Sexual dimorphism, while common among Neotropical Agrilus, is rare among U.S. species (Ted C. MacRae, pers. comm. to MAQ)
Range
southmost TX (Hidalgo & Cameron Co.) / Mex - Map (1)(2)
Season
Sept-Oct. (BG data)
Food
Adults on Barbados Cherry, Manzanita (Malpighia glabra, Malpighiaceae) (1)
See Also
Keys to A. quercus Schaeffer in Fisher (1928), but differs in its general color and in having a different pattern of pubescent spots (Nelson 1987)
Print References
Fisher, W.S. 1928. A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the genus Agrilus. United States National Museum Bulletin, 145: 1-347. (3)
Nelson, G.H. 1987. Taxonomic notes on the genera Agrilus, Chrysobothris and Paragrilus. (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 41(1): 67-72. (4)
Internet References
Touching tribute to Gayle H. Nelson by Ted C. MacRae mentions Agrilus toxotes...
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)
3.A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the genus Agrilus.
Fisher W.S. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 145: 1-347.
4.Taxonomic notes on the genera Agrilus, Chrysobothris and Paragrilus. (Coleoptera, Buprestidae).
Nelson, G.H. 1987. Coleopterists Bulletin, 41(1): 67-72.