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Species Buprestis maculativentris - Ventrally-spotted Buprestid

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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
Tribe Buprestini
Genus Buprestis
No Taxon (subgenus Buprestis)
Species maculativentris (Ventrally-spotted Buprestid)
Explanation of Names
Buprestis maculativentris Say 1824
Size
13-20 mm
Range
Rocky Mtns to n. Canada & across ne US(1)
Habitat
Boreal forests
Food
larvae in Abies, Picea, Pinus(1)
Life Cycle
Females lay eggs in crevices of pine and spruce branches. Life cycle takes two or more years.
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.