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Species Buprestis rufipes - Red-legged Metallic Wood Boring Beetle

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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 Knulliobuprestis)
Species rufipes (Red-legged Metallic Wood Boring Beetle)
Other Common Names
Red-legged Buprestis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Type species of Knulliobuprestis Kurosawa(1)
Explanation of Names
Buprestis rufipes Olivier 1790
rufipes = 'red-legged'
18-25 mm
Green above with characteristic yellow marks; underparts also green. Legs red or reddish brown.
NJ-FL to KS-TX(2)
hosts: maple, beech, blackgum, oak, elm(2)
Internet References
Species page (Quinn 2008)