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For the United States & Canada

Genus Aphanisticus

Buprestids? - Aphanisticus cochinchinae Taphrocerus - Aphanisticus cochinchinae Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Aphanisticus cochinchinae Buprestid - Aphanisticus cochinchinae Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Aphanisticus cochinchinae Aphanisticus cochinchinae seminulum Obenberger - Aphanisticus cochinchinae Small bup - Aphanisticus cochinchinae
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 Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Genus Aphanisticus
Explanation of Names
Aphanisticus Latreille 1829
Numbers
a single (adventive) sp. in our area(1), over 350 worldwide(2)
Range
most of the world(2); in our area, recorded from so. TX and FL(1) and spreading
Remarks
the only NA representative of the Old World tribe Aphanisticini Jacquelin du Val 1863 that contains 650 spp. in 15 genera total (just 3 native spp. in the Neotropics)(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea