Distributional, Biological and Taxonomic Notes on North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera)


  • Richard L. Westcott


Distributional, biological and taxonomic data are provided for 64 species of Buprestidae belonging to the genera Acmaeodera, Acmaeoderoides, Actenodes, Agaeocera, Agrilus, Buprestis, Chrysophana, Descarpentriesina, Dicerca, Hippomelas, Melanophila, Pachyschelus, Polycesta, Ptosima, Spectralia, Taphrocerus, Trachykele and Tyndaris. Forty-six of these species are recorded for the first time from a state or province, and new larval host records are provided for 15 others. Taphrocerus sulcifrons Fisher is recorded from the U.S. for the first time. Evidence is given to eliminate the recorded occurrence of Agrilus arbuti Fisher in British Columbia and Ptosima walshii LeConte in California.