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Genus Hippomelas

Hippomelas sphenicus - Hippomelas planicauda Great Buprestid - Hippomelas sphenicus Hippomelas planicauda large Buprestid - Hippomelas planicauda Buprestid - Hippomelas planicauda Hippomelas planicauda Hippomelas sphenicus Arizona Buprestid - Hippomelas planicauda
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 and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Hippomelanina
Genus Hippomelas
Explanation of Names
Hippomelas Laporte & Gory 1837
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1), 8 total(2)
Range
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