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Genus Actenodes

Actenodes flexicaulis Schaeffer - Actenodes flexicaulis Surprise! Beetles. - Actenodes acornis Actenodes, maybe acornis? - Actenodes acornis Dicerca - Actenodes simi 9066337  Bupresitd - Actenodes Black Metallic Buprestidae - Actenodes acornis Chrysobothris - Actenodes Actenodes davidi in Lincoln, NE - Actenodes davidi
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 Buprestinae
Tribe Actenodini
Genus Actenodes
Explanation of Names
Actenodes Dejean 1833
9 spp. in our area(1); about a hundred total(2)
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)
Africa and the New World(2); across NA(1)
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)