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Buprestis rufipes

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Buprestidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Coleoptera
Genus  Buprestis
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Similar  Buprestis, Buprestis aurulenta, Buprestis novemmaculata, Buprestis octoguttata, Buprestis haemorrhoidalis

Buprestis rufipes


Buprestis rufipes (Red-legged Buprestis) is a green metallic wood boring beetle native to southern and eastern United States in North America. Little is known about this beetle. It apparently inhabits dead or dying hardwood in its adult phase.

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Description

B. rufipes adults are 18 to 25mm. It is easily recognizable with golden yellow bands on a metallic green elytron. The metallic green color extends to the head and underparts. The legs and part of the underparts are reddish as reflected in the specific name.

Ecology

There are no recorded larval host-plants. Reported adult host-plants are Acer (Maple), Fagus (Beech), Nyssa sylvatica (Blackgum), Quercus (Oak), and Ulmus (Elm). Adult B. rufipes apparently inhabit dead or dying wood.

References

Buprestis rufipes Wikipedia


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