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Genus Trachys

Trachys troglodytiformis Obenberger - Trachys troglodytiformis - female Trachys troglodytiformis Obenberger - Trachys troglodytiformis - female Buprestid - Trachys minutus Buprestid - Trachys minutus Buprestid - Trachys minutus Buprestid - Trachys minutus Buprestid - Trachys minutus
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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Tracheini
Genus Trachys
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the issue of grammatical gender of this genus apparently not settled yet -- see, e.g., different grammar used in Fauna Europaea(1), Coleoptera Poloniae(2), and the discussion in Bílý & Kubán (2006)
Explanation of Names
Trachys Fabricius 1801
Numbers
2 species in our area (both adventive), ~640 spp. total(3)
Range
Old World genus(3), with 2 spp. established in ne. US (NJ, MA)
Remarks
member of the widespread Old World subtribe Tracheina that contains >950 spp. in 3 genera(4)
Print References
Linsley E.G. (1949) A hollyhock leaf miner new to North America. Journal of the Entomological Society of America 41(6): 990.
Weiss H.B. (1954) Trachys pygmaea (Fab.) the hollyhock leaf miner in New Jersey (Col.: Buprestidae). Entomological News 65(9): 230-232.
Wescott R.L., Murray T.C. (2012) An exotic leafminer, Trachys minutus (L.) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), found in Massachusetts, USA. Coleopterists Bulletin 66: 360-361.