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Superfamily Buprestoidea

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Barr, W. F. 1975. Taxonomic notes and new synonymies of some North American Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Overall, the title describes this work. I place it here specifically in reference to Acmaeodera tuta under which name Barr synonymized A. robusta rubrosuffusa. In my opinion, looking on the MCZ Type Database at images of the relevant type specimens, his opinion is suspect. However, it is the prevailing taxonomy, and accordingly I have moved all BugGuide images that were identified as A. robusta to A. tuta. A serious study of this situation is needed.

"The Buprestidae of North America, exclusive of Mexico" direct reference
Appears specifically on page 128 of the Willard book. Quick (non-proofread) transcription follows.


Viridisuturalis Nicolay-Weiss (9375)

1918 Nicolay-Weiss p. 100.
1918 gibbeii Garnett p. 91.
1920 Burke p. 75.
1924 Chamberlin p. 188.
1920 Garnett p. 17.

Type locality: Tulare County, California.
Distribution: Washington, Oregon, California
Washington: [Garnett?] (17)
Oregon: Dilly (4); Corvallis XII (0); Salem (9); Tolo VIII-15 (25).
California: Tulare Co. Paratype (16); Allotype (e); Palm Springs IX-24, V-20 (10), VI-20 (c); White Water; Three Rivers (10); San Diego (10); Oro Grande, San Bernardino Co. (Garnett); Red Bluff (23); Sacramento (C).

A synopsis of the adult and larval plant associations for New World Acmaeoderini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
a part of(1) and a great resource on its own, but somewhat hard to find on that intricate site

Bellamy C.L. (2012) The world of jewel beetles: The bibliography for the world catalogue (of Buprestidae).

Link to 245 page PDF.

Bellamy C.L. (2012) The world of jewel beetles: The bibliography for the world catalogue.

page created by the late C. L. Bellamy

Bellamy C.L. The Buprestidae of North America (north of Mexico)
Complete taxonomic catalogue of our fauna with detailed range data (states/provinces listed)

as of Sep 1, 2013 the resource appears to have been taken off the web

Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea
Global distribution and species counts provided for each genus of the world's fauna.

Bellamy C.L. () The world of jewel beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Rich resource covering the world fauna, by a leading authority. Some parts of this site will be posted as separate entries for easy reference.

Quinn M.A. (2012) Buprestidae of Texas with notes on Texas types
part of Mike's ambitious Texas Entomology project, this very helpful page (in progress) provides an annotated checklist with many photos, range and host info.

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