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Species Agrilus politus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species politus (Agrilus politus)
Other Common Names
Willow Gall Limb Borer, Common Willow Agrilus, (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agrilus politus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Buprestis politus Say 1825
5.0-8.5 mm (1)
widely dist. (CA-GA-NS-AK) / Mex. (1)(2)
mostly: May-Aug (BG data)
larvae host on willows - Salix spp. and maples - Acer spp. (1)(2)
Type Locality: "Bank of Mississippi River"
Works Cited
1.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
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.