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Species Dicerca divaricata - Flatheaded Hardwood Borer

Brassy Metallic Wood Borer Beetle - Dicerca divaricata Dicerca - Dicerca divaricata Silvery Buprestid - Dicerca divaricata Buprestid - Dicerca divaricata Which borer? - Dicerca divaricata buprestid - Dicerca divaricata copper-colored beetle - Dicerca divaricata Dicerca sp. - Dicerca divaricata
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 Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Dicercina
Genus Dicerca
Species divaricata (Flatheaded Hardwood Borer)
Explanation of Names
Dicerca divaricata (Say 1823)
♂♂ 15.0-20.0 mm long, 5.0-6.7 mm wide; ♀♀ 15.1-22.0 mm long, 5.1-7.5 mm wide(1)
bright aeneous to dark cupreous with a greenish tint above and below; pronotum widest in the middle, with lateral margins subparallel at base, gently expanding in the middle, then narrowly converging to anterior angles; elytral striae fine but usually distinct; elytral apices usually more distinctly cupreous, entire or truncate, and usually divaricate(1)
NB-GA to MB-UT-TX; West Indies(2)
Larvae in Acer, Betula, Cercis, Fraxinus, Ostrya, Quercus, Ulmus(2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Dicerca in North America (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Nelson G.H. 1975. Ent. Arb. Mus. G. Frey 26: 87-180.
2.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.