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Species Chrysobothris purpureoplagiata

Chrysobothris purpureoplagiata Schaeffer - Chrysobothris purpureoplagiata
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 Chrysobothrini
Genus Chrysobothris
Species purpureoplagiata (Chrysobothris purpureoplagiata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysobothris purpureoplagiata Schaeffer 1904
Size
6-7 mm (Schaeffer 1904)
Identification
Note reddish-copper color on the forelegs. (per Richard L. Westcott, 23 September, 2013)
Range
CA-AZ / Mex. (1)
Food
larvae host in crucifixion thorn - Canotia holacantha (Celastraceae)
and smoketree - Psorothamnus spinosus (Fabaceae) (1)
adults also on Acacia and Larrea
Remarks
Type Locality: Florence, Pinal Co., AZ
See Also

Chrysobothris analis LeConte
Range: AZ-TX / Mex.


Chrysobothris lucana Horn
Range: OR-CA-AZ / Mex
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1904. New genera and species of Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 197-236. Full Text
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.