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Tribe Buprestini

Buprestis - Buprestis aurulenta Agaeocera gentilis (Horn) - Agaeocera gentilis Iridescent Green Beetle - Buprestis aurulenta Buprestis aurulenta Green Buprestid - Agaeocera gentilis Metallic beetle in Montana grassland - Buprestis aurulenta Scott's Valley in house - Buprestis aurulenta Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Buprestis laeviventris
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
34 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1); 116 spp. in 9 genera worldwide, Buprestis representing ca. 70% of all spp.(2)
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