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Species Chrysobothris acutipennis

Chrysobothris acutipennis Chevrolat - Chrysobothris acutipennis Buprestid - Chrysobothris acutipennis
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 Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
Species acutipennis (Chrysobothris acutipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysobothris acutipennis Chevrolat 1835
Syn: Chrysobothris acuminata LeConte
males from 11.1-15.3 mm
females from 10.4-15.0 mm (1)
southmost TX (Cameron Co.) to S. Amer. - Map (2)(3)
Larvae in Texas ebony - Ebenopsis ebano, Tepeguaje - Leucaena pulverulenta (2), and Guajillo - Acacia berlandieri (Vogt 1949)
Type Locality: Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mex. (2)
See Also
C. pseudacutipennis averages larger in size than C. acutipennis; also, it differs by having a distinct dark greenish luster. They are more readily separated by the anterior femoral tooth, which is obtusely rounded in C. acutipennis and acutely triangular in C. pseudacutipennis; and in the male by the outer segments of the antennae, which are uniformly metallic reddish above (testaceous and greenish-black below) in C. acutipennis, while in C. pseudacutipennis they are uniformly testaceous tipped with black. (1)
Print References
Fisher, W.S. 1942. A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the tribe Chrysobothrini. USDA Miscellaneous Publication 470: 1-275.
Vogt, G.B. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42: 191-202.
Westcott, R.L. 1990. Notes on taxonomy, ecology and distribution for some species of Chrysobothris Eschscholtz occurring in the United States (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 44(3): 323-343.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard