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Species Agrilus subrobustus

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Classification
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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species subrobustus (Agrilus subrobustus)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus subrobustus Saunders 1873
Size
3.7–5.8 mm(1)
Identification
Range
native to E. Asia (China to Japan); in our area, se. US (NC-GA-AL-TN)(1)
Season
May-Aug in TN (2)
Food
host: silk tree (mimosa), Albizia julibrissin (Fabaceae)(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: GA 2006(3)
the host, mimosa, widely planted in se. US, has become so naturalized that in certain areas it is considered an invasive species(1)
See Also
closely resembles the native A. cephalicus(1)
Print References
Hansen J., Moulton J.K., Klingeman W.E. (2010) Range expansion and adult flight activity of Agrilus subrobustus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Tennessee. Florida Entomologist 93(3):444-445.
Swink W.G., Nalepa C.A., Basham J.P. (2015) Agrilus subrobustus Saunders (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) first detected in North Carolina as prey of the wasp Cerceris fumipennis Say (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Col. Bull. 69: 274 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Agrilus subrobustus Saunders (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): New southeastern U.S. records of an Asian immigrant on mimosa...
Hoebeke R.E., Wheeler A.G. 2011. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 113: 315-324.
2.Range expansion and adult flight activity of Agrilus subrobustus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Tennessee.
Hansen J., Moulton J.K., Klingeman W.E. 2010. Florida Entomologist 93(3): 444-445.
3.The exotic Agrilus subrobustus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) is found in northern Georgia
Wescott R.L. 2007. Col. Bull. 61: 111-112.