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Species Chrysobothris femorata - Flatheaded Appletree Borer

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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 Buprestinae
Tribe Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
No Taxon (femorata species-group)
Species femorata (Flatheaded Appletree Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Buprestis femorata Olivier, 1790
♂ 7.0–12.2 mm, ♀ 9.6–14.2 mm (1)
antennae yellowish-green and become reddish toward the apex; clypeus more rounded than in C. adelpha (J.P. Basham,
elytral apices distinctly cupreous, posteriolateral margins of the elytra more abruptly narrowed than in related spp. (T.C. MacRae, 31.viii.2007)
Canada (NS-BC) to Mexico; more common east of the Continental Divide (1)(2)
has the widest host range among members of this species group; larvae feed on many fruit trees and other hardwoods, but typically not on oaks (1)(2)
considered economically important (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier, 1790) species group from North America, north of Mexico (Col.: Buprestidae)
Wellso S.G., Manley G.V. 2007. Zootaxa 1652: 1-26.
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.