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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Spectralia

Spectralia gracilipes BG2161 E0202 - Spectralia gracilipes BG2161 E0202 - Spectralia gracilipes which Dicerca? - Spectralia gracilipes Black and Grey Bug - Spectralia gracilipes Spectralia cuprescens (Knull) - Spectralia cuprescens Spectralia gracilipes Spectralia gracilipes? - Spectralia gracilipes
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
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