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Gold-pitted Borer - Chrysobothris basalis LeConte

Family Buprestidae, Subfamily Buprestinae, Tribe Chrysobothrini


Chrysobothris basalis

Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas
October 19, 2006 (M Quinn)

Similar Species: There are 134 species of Chrysobothris which are generally distributed (Arnett et al. 2002).

Texas Taxa:

Chrysobothris acaciae Knull 
Chrysobothris acuminata LeConte 
Chrysobothris acutipennis Chevrolat
Chrysobothris adelpha Gemminger & Harold
Chrysobothris analis LeConte
Chrysobothris axillaris Horn
Chrysobothris basalis LeConte
Chrysobothris beameri Knull
Chrysobothris blanchardi Horn
Chrysobothris breviloba Fall
Chrysobothris chlorocephala Gory
Chrysobothris chryseola (Illiger)
Chrysobothris cuprascens LeConte
Chrysobothris edwardsi Horn
Chrysobothris ephedrae ephedrae Knull
Chrysobothris ephedrae vogti Knull
Chrysobothris exesa Leconte
Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier)
Chrysobothris fiskei Fisher
Chrysobothris hidalgoensis Knull
Chrysobothris humilis Horn
Chrysobothris ignicollis Horn
Chrysobothris iris Van Dyke
Chrysobothris lateralis Waterhouse
Chrysobothris lixa Horn
Chrysobothris merkelii Horn
Chrysobothris octocola LeConte
Chrysobothris peninsularis Schaeffer
Chrysobothris prosopidis Fischer
Chrysobothris pubilineata Vogt
Chrysobothris purpureovittata purpureovittata Horn
Chrysobothris purpureovittata Horn
Chrysobothris quadriimpressa Laporte & Gory
Chrysobothris quadrilineata LeConte
Chrysobothris scitula Gory
Chrysobothris speculifer Horn
Chrysobothris texana LeConte
Chrysobothris viridiceps Melsheimer

Etymology: Chrysobothris 

chrys, -o, =us (G). Gold
bothr, -i, -o, =us (G). A pit, trenth


Buprestidae of Texas - Mike Quinn


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. v + 134 pp.

Burke, H.R., J.A. Jackman, & M. Rose. 1994. Insects Associated with Woody Ornamental Plants. EEE - 00019. Texas A&M University, College Station. pp 1-166.

Fisher, W.S. 1942. A revision of the North American species of buprestid beetles belonging to the tribe Chrysobothrini. USDA Miscellaneous Publication 470: 1-275.

Vogt, G.B. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42:191-202.

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