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Genus Agrilus

Metallic Beetle - Agrilus Three's company--four's Agrilus sayi Agrilus? - Agrilus bilineatus Agrilus politus? - Agrilus politus Agrilus - Agrilus ruficollis Agrilus aeneocephalus Fisher - Agrilus aeneocephalus - female Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Agrilus bilineatus
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
Explanation of Names
Agrilus Curtis 1825
Numbers
The largest genus of the family and one of the largest animal genera in the world, with 174 spp. (in 2 subgenera) in our area(1), of which 9 adventive(2), and almost 2900 spp. worldwide, arranged in ~40 subgenera(3)
Range
throughout NA(4)(1)(3); all the adventive spp. except A. sulcicollis occur in the Asia Pacific region(2)
Food
Most are wood borers(5); hosts reviewed in(4)(6)
Remarks
North American records of A. integerrimus, e.g. in(7), are in error stemming from a typo in Nelson et al. 1996(8) (Kyle Schnepp, pers.comm. to =v= 12.ii.2014)
Print References
Bellamy C.L. 1995(1996) Comments on the genus Agrilus Curtis, 1825: Where do we go and do we go together? (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae). Elytron 9: 77–86.
Fisher W.S. (1928) A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the genus Agrilus. Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus. 145: 1-347. (9)
Works Cited
1.Bellamy C.L. The Buprestidae of North America (north of Mexico)
2.Agrilus sulcicollis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a new alien species in North America
Jendek E., Grebennikov V.V. 2009. Can. Entomol. 141: 236–245.
3.Bellamy C.L. () The world of jewel beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
4.A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America north of Mexico.
Nelson et al. 2008. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4. 274 pp.
5.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.
6.Host plants of world Agrilus (Coleoptera, Buprestidae): A critical review
Jendek E., Poláková J. 2014. Springer, 706 pp.
7.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
8.Miscellaneous notes on Buprestidae and Schizopodidae occurring in the United States and Canada...
Nelson G.H., Westcott R.L., MacRae T.C. 1996. The Coleopterists Bulletin 50: 183–191.
9.A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the genus Agrilus.
Fisher W.S. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 145: 1-347.