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subgenus Buprestis

Black Buprestid with orange geometric facial markings - Buprestis lyrata Buprestis lyrata Unknown Wood borer - Buprestis lyrata Mating Beetles - Buprestis lyrata Metallic beetle.  Purple/brown.  Buprestid? - Buprestis subornata Buprestis (s. str.) sp. - Buprestis Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Buprestis laeviventris Buprestis maculativentris - Ventrally-spotted Buprestid? - Buprestis maculativentris
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 Buprestini
Genus Buprestis
No Taxon subgenus Buprestis
12 spp. in our area(1), all but one (B. parmaculiventris Knull from TX) in the guide
most of NA; 5 spp. transcontinental in Canada & n. US, 2 spp. widely eastern, 4 spp. western(1)