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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Melanophilini

Melanophila atropurpurea (Say) - Melanophila atropurpurea and two Buprestids - Phaenops lecontei Melanophila notata Phaenops or Anthaxia sp? - Phaenops drummondi Anthaxia? - Melanophila Beetle pandemonium - Phaenops 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.