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Species Dicerca obscura

Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Dicerca obscura Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Dicerca obscura Metallic Wood-boring beetle - Dicerca obscura Dicerca obscura (Fabricius) - Dicerca obscura Buprespid - Dicerca obscura Dicerca? - Dicerca obscura Dicerca obscura or lurida (found nr. Salix) - Dicerca obscura Dicerca obscura
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 Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Dicercina
Genus Dicerca
Species obscura (Dicerca obscura)
Explanation of Names
Dicerca obscura (Fabricius 1781)
Range
e US (NY-IN to FL-TX)(1)
Food
Larvae in common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), sumac (Rhus typhina)(1); adults on hickory, oak
See Also
Dicerca lurida - see shape of hind coxal plate to differentiate (2)
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.Field Guide to the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Northeastern North America.
Paiero et al. 2012. Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 411 pp.