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Genus Actenodes

Actenodes acornis (Say) - Actenodes acornis Buprestid - Actenodes acornis 1 of 2, Metallic wood borer? - Actenodes Buprestid IMG_0418 - Actenodes beetle - Actenodes acornis Actenodes acornis Actenodes simi Fisher - Actenodes simi Buprestidae - Actenodes acornis
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Buprestinae
Genus Actenodes
Explanation of Names
Actenodes Dejean 1833
Numbers
9 spp. in our area(1); about a hundred total(2)
Identification
can be differentiated from similar-looking Chrysobothris by tarsomere 3 prolonged on each side into a long, divergent spine that extends beyond tarsomere 4

key to spp. in(3)
Range
Africa and the New World(2); across NA(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the tribe Actenodini Gistel 1848 (145 spp. in 7 genera distributed worldwide except the Palaearctic but most diverse in tropical Africa)(2)