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Tribe Xenorhipidini

Hesperorhipis albofasciata - male Trichinorhipis knulli - male Xenorhipis hidalgoensis Knull - Xenorhipis hidalgoensis - male Hesperorhipis hyperbola californica Knull - Hesperorhipis hyperbola - female Hesperorhipis jacumbae - male Green metallic buprestid - Xenorhipis brendeli Xenorhipis osborni Knull - Xenorhipis osborni - female Fancy-antennae jewel beetle - Xenorhipis brendeli - male
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 Xenorhipidini
Explanation of Names
Xenorhipidini Cobos 1986
3 genera (arranged into 2 subtribes), with 8 spp. in our area(1) and 19 spp. total(2)
New World, only Xenorhipis ranges south of NA(2); in our area, CT-PA-IL; TX-CA(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