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Species Trachys troglodytiformis

Trachys troglodytiformis Obenberger - Trachys troglodytiformis - female Trachys troglodytiformis Obenberger - Trachys troglodytiformis - female
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 Tracheini
Genus Trachys
Species troglodytiformis (Trachys troglodytiformis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trachys pygmaeus (Fabricius 1787)
Explanation of Names
Trachys troglodytiformis Obenberger 1918
2.25-3.8 mm(1)
native to w. Palaearctic(2), adventive in our area (NJ, established)(3)
Print References
Linsley E.G. (1949) A hollyhock leaf miner new to North America. Journal of the Entomological Society of America 41(6): 990.
Weiss H.B. (1954) Trachys pygmaea (Fab.) the hollyhock leaf miner in New Jersey (Col.: Buprestidae). Entomological News 65(9): 230-232.