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Tribe Buprestini

Buprestis gibbsii Bright metallic beetle. What kind? - Buprestis viridisuturalis Buprestis langii - female Ovipositing? - Buprestis rufipes TX - Wood Boring Beetle - Buprestis maculipennis Buprestis striata Jewel Beetle - Buprestis aurulenta Reflective Green Borer Beetle - Trachykele blondeli
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 Buprestinae
Tribe Buprestini
Numbers
34 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1); 116 spp. in 9 genera worldwide, Buprestis representing ca. 70% of all spp.(2)
Range
worldwide except Australasia(2) and throughout NA(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea