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Species Buprestis striata

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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 Buprestinae
Tribe Buprestini
Genus Buprestis
No Taxon (subgenus Cypriacis)
Species striata (Buprestis striata)
Explanation of Names
Buprestis striata Fabricius, 1775
13-20 mm(1)
e. NA (NB-FL to IL-TX)(2)
larval hosts: dead Pinus (P. strobus, P. rigida, and probably all the southern yellow pines) and Tsuga(2)(3)(1)
Life Cycle
Remains in wood as adult from late October to spring and emerges in early April, seeks pine in its second death year. Larva sometimes found in sound pine logs but more frequently in decaying stumps.(1)
Works Cited
1.A review of the genus Buprestis in North America.
Nicolay, A.S. and H.B. Weiss. 1918. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 26(2): 75-109.
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.
3.The Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of Missouri
MacRae T.C. 1991. Insecta Mundi 5(2): 101-126.