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Title: Reevaluation of Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte) and Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury) with a review and key to the North American species of Chalcophora DeJean (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

Author: Maier, Crystal A.; Ivie, Michael A.;

Date: 2013

Source: The Coleopterists Bulletin. 67: 457-469.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte) and Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury) are shown to be valid allopatric species in the western and eastern forests of North America, respectively. The historic uncertainty regarding their status is reviewed, and new characters of the aedeagus, penultimate maxillary palpomere, and elytral serrations are utilized for their identification. This information is combined with redescriptions, diagnoses, illustrations, and a key for all species of Chalcophora Dejean in North America north of Mexico.

Keywords: taxonomy, metallic wood-boring beetles, Nearctic, key, coniferous forests

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Maier, Crystal A.; Ivie, Michael A. 2013. Reevaluation of Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte) and Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury) with a review and key to the North American species of Chalcophora DeJean (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 67: 457-469.

 


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