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Genus Melanophila

leaf beetle? - Melanophila consputa Beetle 1 - Melanophila acuminata Phaenops or Melanophila? - Melanophila consputa Black buprestid with faint spots - Melanophila consputa Melanophila? - Melanophila occidentalis metallic woodborer - Melanophila atropurpurea Melanophila consputa Beetles with spots on back - Melanophila
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 Buprestinae
Tribe Melanophilini
Genus Melanophila
Explanation of Names
Melanophila Eschscholtz 1829
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1), 14 total(2)
Identification
Key to species (in Spanish) (3)
Range
holarctic & Oriental; in our area, the holarctic M. acuminata is widespread in the north, M. occidentalis along the Pacific (BC-CA-ID), M. consputa in w. US (CO-OR to AZ-CA), M. notata widespread in the south (NJ-FL-OK-AZ), and M. atropurpurea in AR-TX-AZ(1)(2)