Buprestidae of Texas with Notes on Texas Types

Metallic Wood-Boring Beetles

Texas Beetle Resources

Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn


 Texas has 308 species of Buprestids
(E.G. Riley, pers. comm. 2011)
Over 50% of Texas' species are illustrated here

37 species potentially endemic to TX

The following list was compiled from TIARA (discontinued) and Nelson et al. 2008
Range and Host Plants per Nelson et al. 2008

Speciemens primarily shot at the TAMUIC, UTIC and WWFIC
(TL = Type Locality)

Family Buprestidae Leach 

Subfamily Polycestinae Lacordaire 

Genus Mastogenius Solier 1849

Mastogenius crenulatus Knull

Range: TX-FL-NJ-IL

Hosts: Carya, Cercis, Diospyros, Quercus 

Mastogenius crenulatus Knull - Mastogenius crenulatus
Mastogenius subcyaneus (LeConte)

Range: TX-FL-NY-IL

Hosts: Quercus 


Mastogenius subcyaneus (LeConte) - Mastogenius subcyaneus

Mastogenius texanus Bellamy 2002

TL: TX: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mountains, Picnic Area, 11.3 mi W Ft. Davis on Hwy 161, elev. 5080'

Range: TX

Hosts: Sandpaper Oak - Quercus vaseyana 


Genus Trigonogya Schaeffer 1919

Trigonogya reticulaticollis (Schaeffer 1904)

TL: TX, Cameron Co., Brownsville
Range: TX - Cameron and Hidalgo Counties
Host: Fraxinus berlandieriana - Mexican Ash

Trigonogya reticulaticollis (Schaeffer) - Trigonogya reticulaticollis

Genus Acmaeoderoides Van Dyke 1942

Acmaeoderoides ferruginis Wellso & Nelson 1968

TL: TX, Presidio Co., 3 mi N Presidio

Range: TX

Host: Adults on Acacia greggii - Catclaw Acacia


Acmaeoderoides humeralis (Cazier)

Genus Acmaeodera Eschscholtz 1829

Acmaeodera amabilis Horn

Range: AZ-TX, CO
Host: Alder (Alnus)

Acmaeodera amabilis? - Acmaeodera amabilis
Acmaeodera amplicollis LeConte

Range: AZ-TX / Mex

Host: larval host(s) unknown

Acmaeodera amplicollis LeConte - Acmaeodera amplicollis - male

Acmaeodera auritincta Fall 1922

TL: TX, Culberson Co., Kent, 3900-4200'

Range: NM-TX / Mex

Acmaeodera - Acmaeodera auritincta
Acmaeodera bowditchi Fall

Range: AZ-TX, NV

Host: larval host in dead branches of Quercus vaseyana

Acmaeodera bowditchi Fall  - Acmaeodera bowditchi

Acmaeodera bryanti Van Dyke 1953

TL: TX, Val Verde Co., Del Rio
Range: TX

Host: larval and adult plant asso. unknown



Acmaeodera conoidea Fall

Acmaeodera consors Horn 1878

TL: TX
Range: TX

Host: larval and adult plant asso. unknown


Acmaeodera cribricollis Horn 1894

TL: TX
Range: CA-TX / Mex

Host: Larrea tridentata - Creosote Bush

Buprestid 15 - Acmaeodera cribricollis

Acmaeodera davidsoni Barr

Acmaeodera delumbus Horn


Acmaeodera disjuncta 
Fall 1899

Range: AZ to w. TX / Mex.
   - Acmaeodera disjuncta

Acmaeodera flavomarginata (Gray 1832)

Range: Centra and West TX / s. to S. Amer.
Hosts: Larvae in Acacia, Diospyros, Prosopis
Acmaeodera flavomarginata (Gray) - Acmaeodera flavomarginataAcmaeodera flavomarginata (Gray) - Acmaeodera flavomarginata
Acmaeodera flavopicta Waterhouse 1889

Range: AZ-TX / Mex

Host: larval host unknown

Acmaeodera without any trace of red and an all dark pronotum - Acmaeodera flavopicta

Acmaeodera gibbula LeConte 1858

TL: San Diego to El Paso
Range: CA-TX, UT / Mex
Hosts: Larvae host of a variety of legumes, other hardwoods
Acmaeodera gibbula LeConte - Acmaeodera gibbulaAcmaeodera gibbula

Acmaeodera gillespiensis Knull 1941

TL: TX, Gillespie Co.
Range: TX

Host: Larval host is oak - Quercus sp. 

Acmaeodera gillespiensis Knull - Acmaeodera gillespiensisAcmaeodera gillespiensis Knull - Acmaeodera gillespiensis

Acmaeodera haemorrhoa LeConte 1859

TL: TX, Webb Co., Laredo to Starr Co., Rio Grande City
Range: TX / Mex
Hosts: adults on flowers
Acmaeodera haemorrhoa LeConte - Acmaeodera haemorrhoaAcmaeodera haemorrhoa LeConte - Acmaeodera haemorrhoa

Acmaeodera macra Horn 1878

TL: TX
Range: TX-OK

Host: Acacia berlandieri - Guajillo

Acmaeodera macra Horn - Acmaeodera macra

Acmaeodera maculifera Horn 1894

TL: TX
Range: NM-TX / Mex

Host: larval host unknown

Buprestid - Acmaeodera maculifera

Acmaeodera miliaris Horn 1878

TL: TX
Range: TX / Mex

Host: larval host unknown

Acmaeodera miliaris Horn - Acmaeodera miliaris
Acmaeodera mixta LeConte 1860

Range: AZ-TX-NE-UT

Hosts: Acacia, Celtis, Prosopis

Note: This sp. is highly variable

Acmaeodera mixta LeConte - Acmaeodera mixtaAcmaeodera mixta LeConte - Acmaeodera mixta
Acmaeodera neglecta Fall 1899

TL: TX
Range: TX-AR-MO-OK
Hosts: Quercus, Ulmus, Ziziphus
Buprestidae - Acmaeodera? - Acmaeodera neglectaAcmaeodera neglecta Fall - Acmaeodera neglecta
Acmaeodera neoneglecta Fisher 1949

TL: Mexico. Type from mesquite intercepted at Brownsville, TX
Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Acacia, Ebenopsis, Leucana, Prosopis, Sophora, Ulmus

Acmaeodera neoneglecta Fisher - Acmaeodera neoneglectaAcmaeodera neoneglecta Fisher - Acmaeodera neoneglecta

Acmaeodera obtusa Horn 1878

TL: TX
Range: TX-OK

Host: larval host unknown

Acmaeodera obtusa Horn - Acmaeodera obtusa - maleAcmaeodera obtusa Horn - Acmaeodera obtusa

Acmaeodera opacula LeConte 1858

TL: TX, El Paso Co., El Paso
Range: TX
Host: larval host unknown


Acmaeodera opuntiae Knull 1966

TL: TX, Starr Co., 5 mi W Sullivan City
Range: TX
Hosts: larvae host in Karwinskia and Parkinsonia


Acmaeodera ornatoides Barr 1972

TL: TX, Goliad Co., Weser
Range: NM-TX-OK
Hosts: Diospyros and Quercus

Acmaeodera ornatoides Barr - Acmaeodera ornatoidesAcmaeodera ornatoides Barr - Acmaeodera ornatoides

Acmaeodera paradisjuncta Knull 1940

TL: TX, Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mountains
Range: NM-TX / Mex
Host: Dasylirion wheeleri - Common Sotol

unknown bug - Acmaeodera paradisjuncta Acmaeodera paradisjuncta Knull - Acmaeodera paradisjuncta
Acmaeodera pinalorum Knull 1930

Acmaeodera princeps Kerremans 1908

TL: New Zealand (error!)
Range: s. and w. TX
Hosts: larvae in Parkinsonia spp. - Paloverde
Acmaeodera princeps? dorsal view - Acmaeodera princepsAcmaeodera princeps Kerremans - Acmaeodera princeps
Acmaeodera pulchella (Herbst)

Range: TX-FL-NJ-MT
Hosts: Crataegus, Gleditsia, Taxodium

Acmaeodera pulchella (Herbst) - Acmaeodera pulchellaAcmaeodera pulchella (Herbst) - Acmaeodera pulchella

Acmaeodera quadrivittatoides Nelson & Westcott 1995

TL: TX, Brewster Co., Big Bend Natl. Park
Range: CA-TX-UT-NV / Mex
Host: Larval host unk.
Acmaeodera quadrivittatoides Nelson & Westcott - Acmaeodera quadrivittatoidesAcmaeodera - Acmaeodera quadrivittatoides - female
Acmaeodera recticollis Fall 1899

Acmaeodera riograndei Nelson 1980

TL: TX, Brewster Co., W side Chisos Mountains, Oak Spring

Range: TX / Mex


Acmaeodera robigo Knull 1954

TL: TX, Lake Corpus Christi
Range: TX-OK
Host: Dalea - Prairie Clover

Acmaeodera -? - Acmaeodera robigo
Acmaeodera rubronotata Laporte

Range: AZ-TX-CO-ID / Mex.
Host: Larvae in oak - Quercus sp.
Acmaeodera rubronotata? - Acmaeodera rubronotataBuprestid - Acmaeodera rubronotata

Acmaeodera scalaris Mannerheim


Range: AZ-TX / Mex-C. Amer.
Host: Larval host unknown

Acmaeodera scalaris Mannerheim - Acmaeodera scalarisAcmaeodera scalaris Mannerheim - Acmaeodera scalaris

Acmaeodera starrae Knull 1966

TL: TX, Starr Co., 5 mi W Sullivan City

Range: TX
Host: Larval host unk.


Acmaeodera texana LeConte [1859] 1860
TL: TX
Range: TX-GA-NC-MO
Host: Larval host unk.
Acmaeodera texana LeConte - Acmaeodera texana

Acmaeodera thoracata Knull 1974

TL: TX, Starr Co.

Range: TX
Host: Larval host unk.


Acmaeodera tildenorum Nelson & Westcott 1995

TL: TX, Hidalgo Co., Sullivan City

Range: TX / Mex.


Acmaeodera tiquilia Westcott & Barr 1998

TL: TX, Brewster Co., "Lower Pine Cyn.", Big Bend N.P.

Range: TX
Host: Ephedra - Jointfir


Acmaeodera tubulus (Fabricius)

Range: TX-FL-NY-IA, Ont.
Hosts: larvae in Betula, Carya, Celtis, Crataegus, Juglans, Quercus, Salix, Ulmus
Acmaeodera tubulus (Fabricius) - Acmaeodera tubulus

Acmaeodera uvaldensis Knull 1936

TL: TX, Uvalde Co., Uvalde

Range: TX / Mex.

Host: Larval host unk., Adults on mesquite - Prosopis 

Acmaeodera uvaldensis Knull - Acmaeodera uvaldensisAcmaeodera uvaldensis Knull - Acmaeodera uvaldensis
Acmaeodera variegata LeConte 1852

Range: AZ-TX, CO
Host: Larval host unk.
Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Acmaeodera variegata

Acmaeodera wenzeli Van Dyke 1919

TL: TX, Brewster Co., Chisos Mountains

Range: TX / Mex.
Host: Acacia constricta - Whitethorn Acacia



Genus Acmaeoderopsis Barr 1974

Acmaeoderopsis chisosensis (Knull 1952)

TL: TX, Brewster Co., Chisos Mountains

Range: TX / Mex.
Host: Acacia constricta - Whitethorn Acacia


Acmaeoderopsis hulli (Knull)

Range: AZ-TX / Mex.

Hosts: Larvae in Celtis, Prosopis, Quercus

Acmaeoderopsis hulli (Knull)  - Acmaeoderopsis hulli
Acmaeoderopsis junki (Thery)

Range: CA-TX / Mex.
Hosts: Larvae in Acacia, Cercidium, Prosopis
is this A. junki? - Acmaeoderopsis junki

Genus Ptosima Dejean 1833

Ptosima gibbicollis (Say)

Range: TX-FL-NJ-IA
Host: larvae on Cercis canadensis 
black and orange beetle - Ptosima gibbicollisPtosima gibbicollis
Ptosima idolynae Frost

Range: TX-MS-AR-OK
Host: Larvae on Crataegus 
Ptosima idolynae Frost - Ptosima idolynae Ptosima idolynae Frost - Ptosima idolynae
Ptosima laeta Waterhouse

Range: TX / Mex
Host: Cercis canadensis L. var. texensis

Ptosima laeta Waterhouse - Ptosima laetaPtosima laeta Waterhouse - Ptosima laeta
Ptosima walshii LeConte 1863

Range: TX-MS-OH-MN
Host: larvae in burr oak - Quercus macrocarpa
Ptosima walshii LeConte - Ptosima walshii

Genus Thrincopyge LeConte 1858

Thrincopyge alacris LeConte 1858

Range: AZ-TX / Mex
Host: Beaucarnea, Dasylirion

2nd Sotol Stalk Borer - Thrincopyge alacrisSotol stalk buprestid - Thrincopyge alacris

Thrincopyge ambiens (LeConte 1854)

TL: TX, Starr Co., Frontera, Rio Grande City

Range: AZ-TX / Mex

Host: Dasylirion wheeleri - Common Sotol

Thrincopyge ambiens (LeConte) - Thrincopyge ambiensThrincopyge ambiensThrincopyge ambiens feeding on Nolina microcarpa - Thrincopyge ambiens

Genus Polycesta Dejean 1833

Polycesta arizonica Schaeffer 1906

Polycesta aruensis Obenberger 1924

Range: CA-AZ, TX / Mex
Hosts: Larvae in Ebenopsis, Salix
Polycesta aruensis Obenberger - Polycesta aruensis

Polycesta elata LeConte 1858

TL: TX

Range: TX-AL-IL-OK (roughly)

Host: Fraxinus, Platanus, and Quercus

Polycesta elata - male

Genus Paratyndaris Fisher 1919

Paratyndaris acaciae Knull 1937

TL: TX, Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mountains

Range: NM-TX / Mex


Paratyndaris chamaeleonis (Skinner 1903)

TL: TX, Cameron Co., B'ville, Esperanza Ranch
Range: TX / Mex
Host: Acacia, Diospyros, Ebenopsis, Parkinsonia
Paratyndaris chamaeleonis (Skinner) - Paratyndaris chamaeleonisParatyndaris chamaeleonis  (Skinner) - Paratyndaris chamaeleonis

Paratyndaris cincta (Horn 1885)

TL: TX

Range: TX / Mex

Host: Ebenopsis ebano - Texas Ebony


Paratyndaris crandalli Knull 1941

TL: TX, Webb Co., Laredo

Range: TX

Host: larval host unknown

Paratyndaris crandalli Knull - Paratyndaris crandalliParatyndaris crandalli Knull - Paratyndaris crandalli

Paratyndaris prosopis (Skinner 1903)

TL: TX, Austin (Almost surely Austin County)

Range: AZ, TX-OK, MS

Hosts: Prosopis and Quercus spp.
Note: Coll. by Schwarz who worked in Austin Co., not COA

Paratyndaris prosopis Skinner - Paratyndaris prosopis

 

Subfamily Chrysochroinae Laporte 1835

Genus Nanularia Casey 1909

Nanularia pygmaea (Knull 1941)

TL: TX, Val Verde Co.

Range: TX

Host: unknown


Genus Texania Casey 1909

Texania fulleri (Horn 1875)

TL: TX

Range: TX

Host: Larvae in Celtis laevigata - Sugar Hackberry

Texania fulleri (Horn) - Texania fulleri
Texania langeri (Chevrolat 1853)

Genus Chalcophora Dejean 1833

Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte 1857)


Range: CA-TX-SD-WA / BC

Hosts: Larvae in Abies, Pinus, Pseudotsuga

Chalcophora angulicollis

Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury)

Range: TX-FL-ME-MN / Ont. / Mex.-C. Amer.
Hosts: Larvae in Pinus spp., Taxodium
Larger Flat-Headed Pine Borer - Chalcophora virginiensis

Genus Poecilonota Eschscholtz 1829

Poecilonota cyanipes (Say)

Range: AZ-MS-ME-ID / adj. Can
Hosts: Larvae in Populus, Robinia, Salix
Poecilonota cyanipes (Say) - Poecilonota cyanipesPoecilonota cyanipes (Say) - Poecilonota cyanipes

Poecilonota
ferrea (Melsheimer 1845)

Range: MT-TX-KY-QC-BC
Hosts: Larvae in Populus
Buprestid - Poecilonota ferrea

Poecilonota
thureura (Say)

Range: TX-FL-MA-CO
Hosts: Larvae in Salix
Poecilonota thureura (Say) - Poecilonota thureura

Genus Gyascutus LeConte 1858

Gyascutus caelata (LeConte)

Range: AZ-TX / Mex.
Hosts: Larval host unk., Adults on Acacia, Prosopis
It kept its scales!  - Gyascutus caelatusbig golden-elytra bup - Gyascutus caelatus
Gyascutus carolinensis Horn
Gyascutus planicosta obliteratus (LeConte)

Range: AZ-TX / Mex
Host: Larval host unk.
Gyascutus (Gyascutus) planicosta obliteratus (LeConte) - Gyascutus planicosta

Genus Hippomelas Laporte & Glory 1837

Hippomelas planicauda Casey

Hippomelas sphenicus (LeConte 1854)

TL: TX, Webb Co. to Starr Co.

Range: AZ-TX / Mex
Host: larval hosts unknown

large Buprestid - Hippomelas sphenicus

Genus Lampetis Dejean 1833

Lampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer 1905)

TL: TX, Cameron Co., Brownsville, Esperanza Ranch

Range: TX / Mex

Host: larval host unknown

Lampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer) - Lampetis cupreopunctataLampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer) - Lampetis cupreopunctata
Lampetis drummondi (Laporte & Gory)

Range: AZ-LA-MO-CO / Mex
Host: adults found on a wide variety of plants
Lampetis drummondi (Laporte & Gory) - Lampetis drummondiLampetis drummondi Laporte and Gory - Lampetis drummondi
Lampetis webbii (LeConte)

Range: AZ-TX / Mex
Host: Larvae in Paloverde - Cercidium floridum
Lampetis webbii

Genus Dicerca Eschscholtz 1829

Dicerca asperata (Laporte & Gory)

Dicerca divaricata (Say)

Range: TX-GA-ME-UT / s. Can. / West Indies
Hosts: Larvae in Acer, Betula, Cercis, Fraxinus, Ostrya, Quercus, Ulmus
Buprestid - Dicerca divaricataDivaricata on porch floorboards - Dicerca divaricata
Dicerca lepida LeConte

Range: NM-AL-NY-IA (roughly)
Hosts: Larvae in hawthorn - Crataegus, hophornbeam - Ostrya
Dicerca lepida LeConte - Dicerca lepida - male
Dicerca lurida (Fabricius)

Range: TX-FL-NY-MN / se Can.
Hosts: larvae in Alnus, Carpinus, Carya, Prunus, Salix, Tilia
Dicerca lurida (Fabricius) - Dicerca luridaDicerca lurida (Fabricius) - Dicerca lurida
Dicerca mutica LeConte
Dicerca obscura (Fabricius)

Range: TX-FL-NY-IN
Hosts: Larvae in Diospyros, Rhus
Beetle - Dicerca obscuraDicerca obscura (Fabricius) - Dicerca obscura

Dicerca punctulata (Schönherr)

Range: TX-FL-NY-IA
Hosts: Larvae in pines - Pinus spp.

Dicerca punctulata - male
Dicerca tenebrica (Kirby)

Range: CA-GA-ME-WA / s. Can.
Hosts: Cottonwoods, aspen - Populus spp.
Metallic Wood Boring Beetle - Dicerca tenebrica


 

Subfamily Buprestinae Leach 1815

 

Genus Trachykele Marseul 1865

Trachykele lecontei (Gory)

Range: Coastal states: TX-GA-VA
Host: bald cypress - Taxodium distichum

Trachykele lecontei Gory - Trachykele lecontei

Genus Buprestis Linnaeus 1758

Buprestis apricans Herbst

Range: primarily TX-FL-NY / West Indies
Hosts: longleaf and loblolly pines, P. palustris, P. taeda

Buprestis apricans? - Buprestis apricans
Buprestis confluenta Say

Range: CA-TX-MI-WA / se. Can.
Host: Larvae in Populus spp.

Metallic Wood Boring Beetle - Buprestis confluentaYellow Spotted Jewel Beetle - Buprestis confluenta
Buprestis consolaris Glory 
Buprestis decora Fabricius

Range: TX-FL-NY-MO / West Indies
Host: larvae in longleaf pine - Pinus palustris

Unknown Buprestid - Buprestis decoraUnknown Buprestid - Buprestis decora
Buprestis lineata Fabricius

Range: TX-FL-ME-IN / se. CAN / West Indies
Hosts: Larvae bore in dead pines - Pinus spp.

Buprestis lineata Fabricius - Buprestis lineataBuprestis  species ? - Buprestis lineata
Buprestis lyrata Casey

Range: CA-TX-SD-WA / sw. Can.
Hosts: Larvae in Abies, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga
Buprestis maculipennis Gory

Range: TX-FL-ME-WI / se. Can.
Hosts: larvae on Pinus, Taxodium and Tsuga

Buprestis nutalli Kirby

Range: CA-TX-SD-WA / sw. Can.
Hosts: larvae in Pinus cembroides,
        Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii 
Beetle - id? - Buprestis nuttalli
Buprestis parmaculativentris Knull 1958

TL: TX: Brewster County, Big Bend NP, Chisos Mountains
Range: TX

Host: Pinus cembroides - Mexican Pinyon


Buprestis rufipes Olivier 1790


Range: TX-FL-DE-KS
Hosts: various hardwoods
BG2664 E6024 - Buprestis rufipesBG2664 E6024 - Buprestis rufipes
Buprestis striata Fabricius 

Genus Agaeocera Saunders 1871

Agaeocera gentilis (Horn, 1885)

TL: SW TX
Range: CA-TX / Mex

Host: Sphaeralcea
bup - Agaeocera gentilisbuppy bups - Agaeocera gentilis - male - female
Agaeocera scintillans Waterhouse

Range: AZ, TX / Mex.
Host: dults on Albutilon incanum
Green Buprestid - Agaeocera scintillansGreen Buprestid - Agaeocera scintillans

Genus Spectralia Casey 1909

Spectralia gracilipes (Melsheimer)

Range: TX-FL-NY-MN
Hosts: Larvae in oaks - Quercus spp., and ash - Fraxinus sp.
BG2161 E0202 - Spectralia gracilipesBG2161 E0202 - Spectralia gracilipes
Spectralia prosternalis (Schaeffer, 1904)

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville, Esperanza Ranch

Range: TX - Cameron, Hidalgo, Duval Counties

Host: Texas Persimmon - Diospyros texana 

Spectralia prosternalis (Schaeffer) - Spectralia prosternalisSpectralia prosternalis (Schaeffer) - Spectralia prosternalis

Spectralia roburella (Knull, 1941)

TL: TX: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mountains

Range: TX

Host: Sandpaper Oak - Quercus vaseyana  


Spectralia robusta (Chamberlain, 1920)

TL: TX

Range: TX

Host: Texas Persimmon - Diospyros texana 

Spectralia robusta (Chamberlain) - Spectralia robustaSpectralia robusta (Chamberlain) - Spectralia robusta

Genus Agrilaxia Kerremans 1903
Agrilaxia flavimana (Gory)

Range: AZ-FL-NY-KS

Host: Cercis, Pinus, Prumus, Ulmus

Agrilaxia flavimana (Gory) - Agrilaxia flavimanaAgrilaxia flavimana (Gory) - Agrilaxia flavimana

Genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz 1829

Anthaxia carya Wellso & Jackman 2006

TL: TX: Kimble Co., Junction

Range: TX, AL, GA

Host: Pecan - Carya illinoinensis

Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) carya Wellso & Jackman - Anthaxia carya - female
Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) cyanella Gory

Range: TX(NSR)-FL-PA-WI
Hosts: Larvae in Amelanchier, Betula, Cercis, Gleditsia, Vitis
Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) cyanella Gory - Anthaxia cyanellaAnthaxia (Haplanthaxia) cyanella Gory - Anthaxia cyanella - femaleAnthaxia (Haplanthaxia) cyanella Gory - Anthaxia cyanella - male
Anthaxia dichroa Bilý

Range: TX-FL-SC-KS (+PA)
Host: Larvae in grape - Vitis spp.
Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Anthaxia dichroa
Anthaxia quercata (Fabricius)

Range: TX-FL-NY-IA
Hosts: Larvae in Cercis, Crataegus, Larix,             Picea, Pinus, adults also on Quercus spp.
Buprestidae - Anthaxia quercata - maleAnthaxia quercata (Fabricius) - Anthaxia quercata

Anthaxia quercicola Wellso 1974

TL: TX: Brazos Co., near College Station Airport

Range: TX-FL-GA-OK, MI

Host: Bastard Oak - Quercus sinuata 

Anthaxia quercicola Wellso - Anthaxia quercicola - male Anthaxia quercicola Wellso - Anthaxia quercicola - female
Anthaxia viridicornis (Say)

Range: TX-FL-ME-SD / Ont.
Hosts: Larvae in Quercus, Salix
          Adults also on: Abies, Populus, Salix
Anthaxia viridicornis - female
Anthaxia viridifrons Gory

Range: TX-FL-ME-SD / adj. Can

Host: Polyphagus 

Anthaxia viridifrons Gory - Anthaxia viridifrons - femaleAnthaxia (Haplanthaxia) viridifrons Gory - Anthaxia viridifrons

Genus Xenorhipis LeConte 1866

Xenorhipis brendeli LeConte

Range: TX-FL-NY-IA
Hosts: Larvae in Betula, Carya, Quercus

Xenorhipis brendeli LeConte - Xenorhipis brendeli - femaleXenorhipis brendeli - female

Xenorhipis hidalgoensis Knull 1952

TL: TX: Hidalgo Co.

Range: TX / Mex

Host: larval host unknown

Xenorhipis hidalgoensis Knull - Xenorhipis hidalgoensis - maleXenorhipis hidalgoensis Knull - Xenorhipis hidalgoensis - maleXenorhipis hidalgoensis Knull - Xenorhipis hidalgoensis - female

Xenorhipis osburni Knull 1936

TL: TX: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mountains

Range: TX

Host: Whitethorn Acacia - Acacia constricta 

Xenorhipis osborni - maleXenorhipis osborni - female

Genus Melanophila Eschscholtz 1829

Melanophila acuminata (DeGeer)
Melanophila atropurpurea (Say)

Range: CA-TX-AR-OR / Mex
Hosts: Larvae in Abies, Pinus, Pseudotsuga
Melanophila atropurpurea (Say) - Melanophila atropurpurea

Genus Phaenops Dejean 1833

Phaenops aeneola (Melsheimer)

Range: LA-FL-ME-WI / adj. Can.
Host: Lavae in Pinus spp.
Phaenops aenoala Melsheimer - Phaenops aenoala Phaenops aeneola (Melsheimer) - Phaenops aeneola

Phaenops obenbergeri (Knull, 1952)

TL: TX: Fayette Co.

Range: TX

Host: unknown 


Phaenops piniedulis (Burke)

Genus Xenomelanophila Sloop 1937

Xenomelanophila miranda LeConte

Range: CA-TX-CO-WA / Mex

Host: Juniperus occidentalis 

Xenomelanophila miranda LeConte - Xenomelanophila miranda beetle - Xenomelanophila miranda

Genus Actenodes Dejean 1833

Actenodes acornis (Say)

Range: TX-FL-NY-IA
Hosts: larvae in Acer, Betula, Carya, Cercis, Fagus, Quercus
Actenodes acornis (Say) - Actenodes acornis

Actenodes calcarata (Chevrolat)

Range: CA-LA / south to S. Amer.
Hosts: various legumes - Fabaceae
Actenodes calcarata - male
Actenodes davidi Nelson

Actenodes flexicaulis Schaeffer, 1904

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville, Esperanza Ranch

Range: TX

Host: Spiny Hackberry - Celtis ehrenbergiana 

Actenodes flexicaulis Schaeffer - Actenodes flexicaulis

Actenodes mendax Horn, 1891

TL: TX

Range: AZ-TX

Hosts: larvae in mesquite and honeylocust 

Actenodes mendax Horn  - Actenodes mendax

Actenodes simi Fisher


Genus Chrysobothris Eschscholtz 1829

Chrysobothris acaciae Knull 1936

TL: TX: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mountains

Range: NM-TX / Mex

Hosts: Catclaw Acacia - Acacia greggii and Honey Mesquite - Prosopis glandulosa and 

Chrysobothris acuminata LeConte

Chrysobothris acutipennis Chevrolat

Range: Central TX / south to S. Amer.
Hosts: Larvae in Ebenopsis, Leucaena, Acacia
Chrysobothris acutipennis Chevrolat - Chrysobothris acutipennisChrysobothris acutipennis Chevrolat - Chrysobothris acutipennis
Chrysobothris adelpha Harold

Range: TX-FL-NY-IA / se Can
Hosts: Larvae in various Carya spp., mesquite
beetle - Chrysobothris adelpha
Chrysobothris analis LeConte

Range: AZ-TX / Mex.
Hosts: Larvae in Acacia, Carya, Celtis, Cercis, Citrus, Diospyros, Ebenopsis, Juglans, Leucaena, Mimosa, Parkinsonia, Prosopis, Prunus, Rhus, Sapindus, Ulmus
Chrysobothris analis LeConte - Chrysobothris analisChrysobothris analis LeConte - Chrysobothris analis

Chrysobothris axillaris Horn

Chrysobothris azurea LeConte

Range: TX-FL-ME-MT / adj. Can.
Hosts: Larvae in Acer, Alnus, Amelanchier, Betula, Carya, Celastrus, Cercis, Crataegus, Diospyros, Juglans, Pinus, Prunus, Quercus, Rhus, Vitis, Wisteria
Chrysobothris azurea LeConte - Chrysobothris azureaChrysobothris azurea LeConte - Chrysobothris azurea - female

Chrysobothris basalis LeConte, 1858

TL: TX: Laredo to Ringgold Barracks

Range: AZ, TX / Mex

Hosts: Acacia, Leucaena

Chrysobothris basalis LeConte - Chrysobothris basalis

Chrysobothris beameri Knull, 1954

TL: TX: Big Bend

Range: TX

Hosts: Everygreen sumac - Rhus virens


Chrysobothris blanchardi Horn

Chrysobothris breviloba Fall


Chrysobothris caddo Wellso & Manley 2007

TL: TX: Bastrop Co., Bastrop

Range: AZ-LA-MO-NE, FL

Hosts: Larvae in Celtis, Pithecelobium


Chrysobothris chlorocephala Gory

Range: LA-GA-NY-KS
Hosts: Larvae in Amelanchier, Betula, Carya, Quercus,                                     Vitis
Chrysobothris chlorocephala Gory - Chrysobothris chlorocephala - female
Chrysobothris chryseola (Illiger)

Range: Coastal states from TX-FL-DC
Hosts: Larvae in various hardwoods
Chrysobothris chrysoela (Illiger) - Chrysobothris chrysoelaBG809 C7958 - Chrysobothris chrysoela

Chrysobothris comanche Wellso & Manley 2007

TL: TX: Val Verde Co., 4 mi. N. Constock

Range: NM-TX, UT

Hosts: Larva in Juglands sp.


Chrysobothris culbersoniana Knull 1943

TL: TX: Culberson Co.

Range: NM-TX

Hosts: Adults on Acacia spp.


Chrysobothris cuprascens LeConte

Chrysobothris edwardsi Horn

Chrysobothris ephedrae ephedrae Knull

Chrysobothris ephedrae vogti Knull 1964

TL: TX: Starr Co., 5 mi. W. Sullivan City

Range: TX

Hosts: Adults on Ephedra sp. and Acacia rigidula


Chrysobothris exesa Leconte
Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier)

Range: Throughout N. Amer.
Hosts: Larvae in a wide variety of fruit and forest trees
Chrysobothris femorata Olivier - Chrysobothris femorata - maleChrysobothris femorata (Olivier) - Chrysobothris femorata - male

Chrysobothris fiskei Fisher 1942

TL: TX: Uvalde Co., Montell

Range: OK-TX / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Cercis canadensis, Quercus vaseyana

chrysobeau - Chrysobothris fiskeichrysobeau - Chrysobothris fiskei

Chrysobothris hidalgoensis Knull 1951

TL: TX: Hidalgo Co., near Mission

Range: TX

Hosts: No larval or adult plant asso. reported.


Chrysobothris humilis Horn

Range: CA-TX, NV / Mex
Host: Larvae in catclaw acacia - Acacia greggii
Note: Species exhibits extreme sexual dichroism
Buprestid Beetle - Chrysobothris humilisBuprestid Beetle - Chrysobothris humilis (males)
Chrysobothris ignicollis Horn

Range: CA-TX-KS-ID / Mex.
Hosts: Larvae in various Juniperus spp., Cupressus arizonica
Chrysobothris ignicollis Horn - Chrysobothris ignicollisChrysobothris ignicollis Horn - Chrysobothris ignicollis
Chrysobothris iris Van Dyke
Chrysobothris lateralis Waterhouse

Range: CA-TX / Mex
Hosts: Larvae in Acacia greggii and mesquite
Buprestid - Chrysobothris lateralisChrysobothris merkelii ? - Chrysobothris lateralis

Chrysobothris lixa Horn 1886

TL: TX

Range: AZ, TX / Mex

Host: Larval host unk.

Chrysobothris lixa Horn - Chrysobothris lixa

Chrysobothris merkelii Horn 1886

TL: TX

Range: CA-TX, NV / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Acacia, Albizia, Prosopis 

Chrysobothris merkelii Horn - Chrysobothris merkeliiChrysobothris merkelii Horn - Chrysobothris merkelii - female

Chrysobothris mescalero Wellso & Manley 2007

TL: TX: Pecos Co.

Range: NM-TX

Hosts: Quercus


Chrysobothris octocola LeConte

Range: CA-TX-CO-NV / Mex.
Hosts: Larvae in Acacia, Parkinsonia, Prosopis, Prunus, Salix
Chrysobothris octocola LeConte - Chrysobothris octocola

Chrysobothris peninsularis Schaeffer

Chrysobothris prosopidis Fischer

Chrysobothris pseudacutipennis Obenberger 1940

TL: TX

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Adutls on Prosopis glandulosa

Chrysobothris pseudacutipennis Obenberger - Chrysobothris pseudacutipennis

Chrysobothris pubilineata Vogt 1949

TL: TX: Starr Co., Rio Grande City to Hidalgo Co., Mission

Range: NM-TX

Hosts: Larvae host unk., Adults on Acacia


Chrysobothris p. purpureovittata Horn 1886

TL: TX

Range: TX-MS-TN-KS 

Hosts: polyphagous

Chrysobothris purpureovittata purpureovittata Horn - Chrysobothris purpureovittataChrysobothris purpureovittata purpureovittata Horn - Chrysobothris purpureovittata
Chrysobothris quadriimpressa Laporte & Gory

Range: AZ-FL-ME-OR
Hosts: Larvae in various oaks and American chestnut
Chrysobothris quadriimpressa Laporte & Gory  - Chrysobothris quadriimpressaChrysobothris quadriimpressa Gory & Laporte - Chrysobothris quadriimpressa - female
Chrysobothris quadrilineata LeConte

Range: CA-TX-SD-OR
Hosts: Adults on Juniperus californica, J. deppeana
Chrysobothris quadrilineata LeConte - Chrysobothris quadrilineataChrysobothris quadrilineata LeConte - Chrysobothris quadrilineata

Chrysobothris rossi
Van Dyke

Range: CA-TX / Mex.
Hosts: Larvae in Acacia, Celtis, Juniperus, Prosopis spp.
Chrysobothris rossi VanDyke - Chrysobothris rossi - female
Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer

Range: TX-FL-ME-ND / se. Can
Hosts: Larvae in various Oaks and American chestnut
Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris rugosicepsChrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris rugosiceps - female
Chrysobothris scitula Gory

Range: Coastal states: TX-GA-NC
Host(s) unk.
Chrysobothris scitula Gory - Chrysobothris scitula - male

Chrysobothris shawnee Wellso & Manley 2007

TL: TX: Brazos Co., College Station

Range: TX-FL-NY-KS

Hosts: Larva in various Quercus spp., American Chestnut

Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Chrysobothris shawnee 
Chrysobothris speculifer Horn

Chrysobothris texana LeConte 1860

TL: TX

Range: CA-TX-ND-ID / Mex.

Hosts: Larvae in Cypressus, Juniperus spp.

Chrysobothris texana LeConte - Chrysobothris texana Chrysobothris texana LeConte - Chrysobothris texana

Chrysobothris viridiceps Melsheimer

Range: NM-FL-NY-SD
Hosts: Larave in oaks, pine, mesquite, pecan, elm, maple

Chrysobothris viridiceps Melsheimer - Chrysobothris viridiceps 

Genus Knowltonia

Knowltonia  atrifasciata (LeConte)

Genus Sphaerobothris 

Sphaerobothris ulkei (LeConte, 1860)

TL: TX

Range: AZ-TX / Mex

Hosts: Ephedra tricurca 



Subfamily Agrilinae

Genus Eupristocerus

Eupristocerus cogitans (Weber)

Range: TX-FL-ME-MI / se. Can.
Hosts: Larvae in living Alders - Alnus spp. and Birch - Betula
Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Eupristocerus cogitansEupristocerus cogitans (Weber) - Eupristocerus cogitans

Genus Paragrilus

Paragrilus rugatulus Thomson

Range: TX / Mex.
Host: larval host unk.
Paragrilus rugatulus Thomson - Paragrilus rugatulus Paragrilus rugatulus Thomson - Paragrilus rugatulus
Paragrilus tenuis (LeConte)

Range: TX-FL-NY-IL
Hosts: Larvae in Hibiscus spp.
Paragrilus tenuis (LeConte) - Paragrilus tenuisParagrilus tenuis (LeConte) - Paragrilus tenuis

Genus Agrilus

Agrilus abductus Horn 1891

TL: TX

Range: TX-GA-NC-TN / Mex.          

Hosts: larval host(s) unk.

Agrilus abductus Horn - Agrilus abductus

Agrilus abjectus Horn 1891

TL: TX

Range: TX

Hosts: Unk.


Agrilus acaciae Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Browsville, Los Borregos

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: larvae in various legumes

Agrilus acaciae Fisher - Agrilus acaciaeAgrilus acaciae Fisher - Agrilus acaciae

Agrilus addendus Crotch 1873

TL: TX

Range: NM-TX-OK, ND / Mex 

Hosts: Adults on Acacia, Mesquite

Agrilus addendus Crotch - Agrilus addendusAgrilus addendus Crotch - Agrilus addendus
Agrilus albocomus Fisher

Agrilus audax Horn 1891

TL: TX

Range: AZ-TX-IL-OK

Hosts: larva in Ulmus

Agrilus benjamini Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Victoria Co., Victoria

Range: TX-MO-IL-KS

Hosts: Larval host unk., adults on oaks

Agrilus benjamini Fisher - Agrilus benjamini

Agrilus bentseni Knull 1954

TL: TX, Hidalgo Co., Bentsen Rio Grande State Park

Range: TX

Host: Adults on Bernardia myricifolia 

Bentsen Bup - Agrilus bentseniAgrilus bentseni Knull - Agrilus bentseni

Agrilus bespencus Barr 2008

TL: TX: Pecos Co., Sheffield

Range: TX

Hosts: Unk.


Agrilus bilineatus (Weber)

Range: TX-FL-ME-SD / Can
Host: major mortality agent of stressed oaks - Quercus spp., particularly red oaks
Agrilus bilineatus (Weber) - Agrilus bilineatusAgrilus bilineatus (Weber) - Agrilus bilineatus
Agrilus cavatus Chevrolat
Agrilus celti Knull

Range: TX-GA-NY-ND / Ont.
Host: Larvae in hackberry - Celtis spp.
Agrilus celti Knull - Agrilus celti
Agrilus cephalicus LeConte

Range: TX-FL-NY-SD / se. Can
Host: Larvae in dogwood - Cornus
Agrilus cephalicus LeConte - Agrilus cephalicusAgrilus cephalicus LeConte - Agrilus cephalicus
Agrilus concinnus Horn

Range: TX-FL-MD-MO
Host: Larvae in Hibiscus laevis
Agrilus concinnus Horn - Agrilus concinnus - femaleAgrilus concinnus Horn - Agrilus concinnus - male

Agrilus costipennis Fisher

Agrilus cupreonitens Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Adults in Acacia spp, Prosopis glandulosa


Agrilus cupricollis Gory

Agrilus davisi Knull 1941

TL: TX: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mtns.

Range: TX

Hosts: Unk.


Agrilus defectus LeConte

Range: TX-GA-NY-ND
Hosts: Larvae in oaks, Quercus alba, Q. muehlenbergii, Q. stellata
Buprestid - Agrilus defectusAgrilus defectus LeConte - Agrilus defectus - male
Agrilus difficilis Gory

Range: NM-GA-NJ-SD
Host: Larvae in honeylocust - Gleditsia triacanthos
Agrilus difficilis Gory - Agrilus difficilis - femaleAgrilus difficilis Gory - Agrilus difficilis - female

Agrilus dolli Schaeffer 1904

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville, Esparanza Ranch

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Diospyros texana

Agrilus egeniformis Champlain & Knull

Range: NM-TX-PA-SD (very atypical distrbution)
Hosts: Larvae in honeylocust - Gleditsia triacanthos and
                 western soapberry - Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii
Agrilus egeniformis Champlain & Knull - Agrilus egeniformis - male

Agrilus egenus Gory

Range: AZ-GA-NY-SD / adj. Can. 

Hosts: Larvae in locust, Robinia spp.

Agrilus egenus Gory - Agrilus egenus

Agrilus eleanorae Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Devil's River

Range: AZ-TX / Mex

Hosts: Adults on Acacia spp. and Ebenopsis sp.


Agrilus esperanzae Knull 1935

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville

Range: TX / Mex

Host: unknown


Agrilus exiguellus Fisher 1928

TL: TX

Range: KS, TX

Hosts: Adults on Quercus sp.


Agrilus exsapindi Vogt 1949

TL: TX: SW Hidalgo Co., 1 mi S Granjeno

Range: TX

Hosts: Larvae in Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii


Agrilus fallax Say

Range: NM-FL-NY-CO
Hosts: Larvae host in Acer, Celtis, Cornus
Agrilus fallax Say - Agrilus fallaxAgrilus fallax Gory - Agrilus fallax - female
Agrilus falli Fisher
Agrilus felix Horn

Range: CA-TX-CO-ID / Mex.
Hosts: Larvae in Atriplex, Parkinsonia, Grayia
Agrilus felix Horn 1891 - Agrilus felixAgrilus felix Horn 1891 - Agrilus felix
Agrilus ferrisi Dury

Range: TX-MS-OH-IA (roughly)
Hosts: Larvae in Acer (?), Celtis spp.
Agrilus ferrisi Dury - Agrilus ferrisi

Agrilus fisherellus Obenberger

Agrilus geminatus (Say)

Agrilus gibbicollis Fall

Range: CA-TX-KS-MT
Hosts: Adults on oaks and mesquite
Agrilus gibbicollis Fall - Agrilus gibbicollisWhich Agrilus? - Agrilus gibbicollis

Agrilus gillespiensis Knull 1947

TL: TX: Gillespie Co. 

Range: TX

Hosts: Adults on Celtis sp.


Agrilus granulatus (Say)

Range: CA-MS-ME-WA / adj. Can.
Hosts: Larvae in Populus spp. and Betula
Agrilus granulatus (Say) - Agrilus granulatus
Agrilus (Engyaulus) hespenheidei Nelson

Range: se NM-adj TX
Host: Larval host unk.
Agrilus imbellis Crotch

Range: TX-FL-NY-MN / Ont.
Hosts: Adults on Bigelowia, Helianthemum, Rudbeckia
(Asteraceae) 
Agrilus imbellis Crotch - Agrilus imbellis
Agrilus lacustris LeConte

Range: CA-AL-IL-WI-CO / Mex.
Hosts: Adults on Croton, Solanum
Agrilus lacustris LeConte - Agrilus lacustris

Agrilus lautuellus Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Duval Co., San Diego

Range: TX

Hosts: Larvae in Diospros texana


Agrilus lecontei celticola Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville

Range: AZ-MS, TX-KS / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Celtis, Baccharis, Harvardia, Leucaena

Agrilus - Agrilus leconteiAgrilus - Agrilus lecontei

Agrilus limpiae Knull 1941

TL: TX: Davis Co., Davis Mtns.

Range: TX-KS

Hosts: Larvae in Sapindus sp.

Agrilus limpiae Knull - Agrilus limpiaeAgrilus limpiae Knull - Agrilus limpiae

Agrilus macer LeConte 1858

TL: TX: Maverick Co., Eagle Pass

Range: TX-LA, FL / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Celtis spp.

Agrilus malvastri Fisher

Agrilus masculinus Horn

Agrilus minosae Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Devil's River

Range: AZ, TX / Mex

Hosts: Adults on various Legumes


Agrilus muticus LeConte 1858

TL: TX 

Range: TX-KS

Hosts: Adults on Callirhoe sp.

Agrilus muticus LeConte - Agrilus muticus

Agrilus neoprosopidis Knull 1938

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Leucaena sp.


Agrilus oblongus Fisher

Range: TX-FL-MD-MO
Host: Larvae in Vitis sp.
Agrilus oblongus Fisher - Agrilus oblongus - female
Agrilus obolinus LeConte

Agrilus obscurilineatus Vogt 1949

TL: TX: Starr Co., Rio Grande City to                                                     Hidalgo Co., Mission

Range: AZ, TX / Mex

Hosts: Adults on Acacia spp.

Agrilus obscurilineatus Vogt - Agrilus obscurilineatusAgrilus obscurilineatus Vogt - Agrilus obscurilineatus
Agrilus obsoletoguttatus Gory

Range: NM-FL-ME-MN / se. Can.
Hosts: Larvae in a wide variety of hardwoods

Agrilus - Agrilus obsoletoguttatusAgrilus obsoletoguttatus Gory - Agrilus obsoletoguttatus - female

Agrilus obtusus Horn 1891

TL: TX: "probably near lower Rio Grande"

Range: NM-TX / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Senna sp.

Agrilus obtusus Horn - Agrilus obtususAgrilus obtusus Horn - Agrilus obtusus

Agrilus olentangyi Champlain & Knull 1925

TL: TX

Range: NM-GA-MI-KS

Hosts: Larvae in smooth sumac - Rhus glabra

Agrilus olentangyi Champlain & Knull - Agrilus olentangyiAgrilus olentangyi Champlain & Knull - Agrilus olentangyi

Agrilus ornatulus Horn 1891

TL: SW TX

Range: TX, KS

Hosts: Larvae in Sapindus sp. and Foresteria sp.

Agrilus ornatulus Horn - Agrilus ornatulus
Agrilus otiosus Say

Range: TX-GA-NY-MN / se. Can. / Mex.
Hosts: Larvae in hicory, walnut, persimmon and sassafrass
Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Agrilus otiosus - male

Agrilus parabductus Knull 1954

TL: TX: Lake Corpus Christi

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Adults on Acacia sp.


Agrilus paracelti Knull

Range: TX-GA-NY-SD
Hosts: Larvae in hackberry - Celtis spp.
Agrilus paracelti Knull - Agrilus paraceltiAgrilus paracelti Knull - Agrilus paracelti
Agrilus parvus parvus Saunders 1870

NTL: Kerrvilley, Kerr Co., Texas
Range: TX-FL-NY-WY / MB
Host: Adults on false indigo bush - Amorpha fruticosa
buprestid - Agrilus parvus

Agrilus pectoralis Waterhouse

Range: CA-TX / Mex
Hosts: Larvae in Huisache, Mesquite, Ebony, Retama
Agrilus pectoralis Waterhouse - Agrilus pectoralis
Agrilus politus (Say)

Range: TX-GA-NS-AK / Mex,
Host: Larvae on Salix, Acer spp.
Agrilus politus (Say) - Agrilus politus
Agrilus prionurus Chevrolat 1838

Range: TX / Mex. (likely to spread to AZ-LA-MO-CO)
Host: Western Soapberry
                 (Sapindus saponaria L. var. drummondii)
Metallic woodboring beetle? - Agrilus prionurus 

Agrilus prosopidis Fisher 1928

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Various hardwoods

Agrilus prosopidis Fisher - Agrilus prosopidis
Agrilus pseudofallax Frost

Range: TX-GA-PA-WI
Host: Larvae in honeylocust - Gleditsia triacanthos

Agrilus pseudofallax Frost - Agrilus pseudofallaxAgrilus pseudofallax (Herbst) - Agrilus pseudofallax - male
Agrilus pubescens Fisher

Range: AZ, TX, NE, SD
Host: Larvae in Acacia greggii, Adults also on Prosopis

Agrilus pubescens Fisher - Agrilus pubescens - female
Agrilus (Engyaulus) pulchellus Bland

Range: AZ-TX-ND-UT / Mex.
Host: Larvae in roots of Fleabane - Erigeron sp.
 
Agrilus pulchellus Bland - Agrilus pulchellusAgrilus pulchellus Bland - Agrilus pulchellus

Agrilus putillus parputillus Knull 1960

TL: TX: Brewster Co., Big Bend NP, Chisos Mtns., 

Range: TX

Hosts: Larvae in big tooth maple - Acer grandidentatum


Agrilus rubroniger Hespenheide

Range: TX-FL-SC-MO
Hosts: Adults on huckleberry, other low shrubs, and oaks
Agrilus rubroniger Hespenheide - Agrilus rubroniger

Agrilus rubrovittatus Waterhouse

Agrilus ruficollis (Fabricius)

Range: TX-FL-ME-MN / se Can
Host: larvae bore into wild/domestic                                                         Blackberry, Rubus spp.
Agrilus - Agrilus ruficollisAgriline metallic wood-boring beetle 10.06.17 - Agrilus ruficollis

Agrilus salviaphilos Manley 1979

TL: TX: Frio Co., 3 mi S Moore

Range: TX

Hosts: Adults on Salvia ballotiflora


Agrilus sapindi Knull 1938

TL: TX: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mtns.

Range: NM-TX, KS

Hosts: Adults on Sapindus sp.

Agrilus scitulus Horn 1891

TL: TX: "probably Waco"

Range: TX-KS

Hosts: Larvae in Sapindus sp.

Agrilus scitulus Horn - Agrilus scitulusAgrilus Scitulus - Agrilus scitulus
Agrilus subcinctus Gory

Range: NM-FL-NY-NE
Host: Larvae host in ash - Fraxinus

Agrilus subtropicus Schaeffer 1905

TL: TX: Brownsville, Esperanza Ranch

Range: southmost TX / ne. Mex

Hosts: Adults on Celtis sp. and Diospyros sp.

Agrilus subtropicus Schaeffer - Agrilus subtropicusAgrilus subtropicus Schaeffer - Agrilus subtropicus
Agrilus taeniatus Chevrolat
Agrilus toxotes Obenberger

Agrilus transimpressus Fall

Range: roughly: TX-MS-SC-NJ-MN
Host: Larvae in black walnut - Juglans nigra (Juglandaceae)

Agrilus transimpressus

Agrilus turnbowi Nelson 1990

TL: TX: San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston

Range: TX

Hosts: Larvae in Phoradendron tomentosum

Agrilus turnbowi Nelson - Agrilus turnbowi

Agrilus viridescens Knull 1935

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville

Range: TX / Mex

Hosts: Larvae in Prosopis glandulosa


Genus Aphanisticus

Aphanisticus cochinchinae seminulum Obenberger

Range: TX-FL-SC (introduced)
Hosts: Surgarcane - Saccharum officinarum
Metallic Wood-boring Beetle - Aphanisticus cochinchinae Aphanisticus cochinchinae seminulum Obenberger - Aphanisticus cochinchinae

Genus Brachys

Brachys aerosus (Melsheimer)

Range: AZ-FL-ME-MT / adj. Can
Hosts: Oaks - Quercus spp.
Brachys aerosus (Melsheimer) - Brachys aerosus
Brachys aeruginosus Gory

Range: TX-FL-ME-SD / se. Can.
Host: Larval host unk., adults on oaks
Buprestid - Brachys aeruginosus - female
Brachys barberi Fisher

Range: AZ-TX

Host: adults on Quercus gambelii

Brachys barberi Fisher - Brachys barberi - female
Brachys ovatus (Weber)

Range: AZ-FL-ME-MT / Can & Mex
Hosts: Oaks - Quercus spp.
Brachys ovatus (Weber) - Brachys ovatus

Brachys querci Knull 1952

TL: TX: Jeff Davis Co., Davis Mtns.

Range: NM-TX

Hosts: Adults on Quercus sp.

Brachys querci Knull - Brachys querci - female

Genus Taphrocerus

Taphrocerus agriloides Crotch 1873

TL: TX 

Range: TX-FL-NC-MO

Hosts: larval host unknown

Taphrocerus agriloides Crotch - Taphrocerus agriloides
Taphrocerus albodistinctus Knull

Range: TX-FL-GA
Host: Larval host unk.
Note: New State Record for Texas
Taphrocerus albodistinctus Knull - Taphrocerus albodistinctus
Taphrocerus howardi Obenberger
Taphrocerus nicolayi Obenberger

Range: TX-FL-ME-NE
Host: Adults on Carex spp.
Taphrocerus nicolayi Obenberger - Taphrocerus nicolayi - female

Taphrocerus schaefferi Nicolay & Weiss 1920

TL: TX: Cameron Co., Brownsville 
Range: AZ-FL-ONT-IA
Hosts: Larvae in "nutsedge" and Cyperus sp
Taphrocerus schaefferi Nicolay and Weiss - Taphrocerus schaefferiTaphrocerus schaefferi Nicolay and Weiss - Taphrocerus schaefferi

Genus Pachyschelus

Pachyschelus fisheri Vogt 1949

TL: TX: Cameron Co., 3 mi E Santa Maria

Range: TX - Only known from Type Locality

Hosts: Larvae in Bernardia myricifolia


Pachyschelus laevigatus (Say)

Range: LA-FL-NY-SD / se. Can.
Hosts: Larvae in Desmodium spp. and Lespedeza sp.
Pachyschelus laevigatus (Say) - Pachyschelus laevigatus
Pachyschelus nicolayi Obenberger

Range: TX-FL-DE-ND
Hosts: Apios, Wisteria

Pachyschelus nicolayi Obenberger - Pachyschelus nicolayi - malePachyschelus nicolayi Obenberger - Pachyschelus nicolayi - female

Pachyschelus purpureus uvaldei Knull 1941

TL: TX: Uvalde Co.
Range: TX
Hosts: Adults on Acalypha hederacea
Pachyschelus purpureus uvaldei Knull - Pachyschelus purpureus
Pachyschelus vogti Hespenheide

Range: TX, FL to SC
Hosts: larval hosts unknown

Metallic Wood Boring Beetle - Pachyschelus vogtiPachyschelus vogti Hespenheide - Pachyschelus vogti - female

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