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Species Agrilus anxius - Bronze Birch Borer

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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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species anxius (Bronze Birch Borer)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus anxius Gory 1841
Size
♀ 7.7-11.3 mm, ♂ 6.5-9.8 mm(1)
Range
throughout the range of birches (most of Canada + the US south to AZ-NM, FL)(1)(2)
Food
on most birch species(3), and cottonwoods(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
2.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.
3.Ohio State University Extension fact sheets