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Genus Agrilus

white edged Buprestid - Agrilus olivaceoniger Agrilus angelicus Horn, 1891 - Agrilus angelicus - male buprestid - Agrilus putillus Agrilus sp. on Greenbrier Rail Trail - Agrilus bilineatus Unknown Beetle - Agrilus politus Agrilus heterothecae Knull - Agrilus heterothecae Another Emerald Ash Borer? - Agrilus planipennis Agrilus inhabilis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1) but ~50 spp. added since
Explanation of Names
Agrilus Curtis 1825
The largest genus of the family and allegedly world's largest animal genus, with 174 spp. (in 2 subgenera) in our area(2), of which 9 adventive(3), and almost 3000 spp. total, arranged in ~40 subgenera(4)
up to 10 mm, usually 4‒7 mm
worldwide and throughout NA(2)(4)(5)
Most are wood borers(6); hosts reviewed in(5)(7)
most adventive spp. discussed in (3)
NA records of A. integerrimus [e.g. in (8)] are in error stemming from a typo in (9) (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.
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Bellamy C.L. The Buprestidae of North America (north of Mexico)
3.Agrilus sulcicollis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a new alien species in North America
Jendek E., Grebennikov V.V. 2009. Can. Entomol. 141: 236–245.
4.Bellamy C.L. () The world of jewel beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
5.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.
6.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.
7.Host plants of world Agrilus (Coleoptera, Buprestidae): A critical review
Jendek E., Poláková J. 2014. Springer, 706 pp.
8.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.
9.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.