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Genus Spectralia

Small gray and white buprestid - Spectralia gracilipes Spectralia robusta (Chamberlain) - Spectralia robusta Spectralia prosternalis (Schaeffer) - Spectralia prosternalis Spectralia robusta (Chamberlain) - Spectralia robusta Black and Grey Bug - Spectralia gracilipes Black and Grey Bug - Spectralia gracilipes Borer Sp? - Spectralia gracilipes Spectralia gracilipes? - Spectralia gracilipes
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
Genus Spectralia
Explanation of Names
Spectralia Casey 1909
6 spp. in our area(1), 22 total(2)
New World(2); ne. US to NC; TX-CA(1)
our only member of the New World tribe Phrixiini Cobos 1975, that contains ?3 genera(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea