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Species Spectralia gracilipes

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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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Buprestinae
Genus Spectralia
Species gracilipes (Spectralia gracilipes)
Explanation of Names
Spectralia gracilipes (Melsheimer 1845)
Range
e. US, ONT (NY-FL to MN-TX) - Map (1)(2)
Food
Larval hosts: oaks (Quercus), ash (Fraxinus)(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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)