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Tribe Melanophilini

Phaenops lecontei (Obenberger) - Phaenops lecontei Another of Dennis's Chrysobothris - Phaenops lecontei Another dark Chrysobothris...with spots - Phaenops lecontei - - Phaenops drummondi Buprestid - Phaenops lecontei Melanophila consputa? - Melanophila consputa Phaenops drummondi Melanophila consputa
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 Melanophilini
Explanation of Names
Melanophilini Bedel 1921
22 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1); 47 spp. in 6 genera total(2)
Keys to genra and most current species (in Spanish) (3)
worldwide except the Neotropics (a single sp. in Australia)(2); 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
3.Ensayo monográfico sobre las Melanophila Eschscholtz sensu lato (Coleoptera, Buprestidae)
Cobros, A. 1986. Eos : Revista Española de Entomología 62(1-4): 45-90.