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Species Chrysobothris chrysoela

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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 Buprestinae
Tribe Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
Species chrysoela (Chrysobothris chrysoela)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysobothris chrysoela (Illiger)
Orig. Comb: Buprestis chrysoela Illiger 1800
widely misspelled as "chryseola"
Explanation of Names
from Greek chrysoelos (χρυσοηλος)- "with studs or nails of gold" + a feminine ending
se coastal states (TX-FL-DC) (1)
Life Cycle
larvae polyphagus in woody plants (1)
Works Cited
1.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.