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Species Chrysobothris octocola

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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 Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
Species octocola (Chrysobothris octocola)
Explanation of Names
Chrysobothris octocola LeConte, 1858
17 mm (Type)
sw US (CA-TX-CO-NV) / Mex. - Map (1)(2) (so. Cal. to Brazos R., Tex.)
Jan 21 through Nov (prob. yr-round) across southmost TX. (Undoubtedly the most common buprestid of the area.) (Vogt, 1949)
Larvae host in Acacia, Parkinsonia, Prosopis, Prunus, Salix (1)
Type Locality: AZ, Colorado near Gila (1)
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican Boudary Commission, under Major W.H.Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.
Vogt, G.H. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42: 192-202.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)