Species - Buprestis intricata

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum


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Buprestis intricata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityJuly IdentificationThe beetles are often brilliant green to blue with cupreous banding along the elytral suture and lateral margins superficially resembling B. aurulenta. This species differs from B. aurulenta in the presence of closely spaced elytral costae (ridges, 6 or more). Structure of the male genitalia are also diagnostic. The beetles range from 14.4 to 19.4 mm with a mean length of 17.4 mm. (n=7)

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum