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Genus Hippomelas

Buprestid  - Hippomelas sphenicus Hippomelas parkeri Nelson - Hippomelas parkeri - male Hippomelas sphenicus? - Hippomelas sphenicus Hippomelas - Hippomelas sphenicus Hippomelas sphenicus Hippomelas sphenicus? - Hippomelas sphenicus Female, Hippomelas parkeri? - Hippomelas parkeri - female Female, Hippomelas parkeri? - Hippomelas parkeri - female
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 Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Hippomelanina
Genus Hippomelas
Explanation of Names
Hippomelas Laporte & Gory 1837
4 spp. in our area(1), 8 total(2)
New World(2); in our area, sw. US (TX-AZ): martini Nelson 1996 and parkeri Nelson 1996 AZ, planicauda Casey 1909 NM-AZ, sphenicus (LeConte 1854) TX-AZ
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea