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Buprestid ID: Tool for Diagnosing Genera of Buprestidae
  • The buprestid or metallic wood boring beetles are a charismatic and economically important group of insects with an estimated 500 genera and 15,000 described species worldwide. Buprestid ID is intended to aid in the identification of buprestid beetles to subfamily, tribe. or genus.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Lord, N.P., G.J. Martin, E.H. Nearns, S.M. Bybee, and C.L. Bellamy‚Ć

  • Projected release date: 2017
 



Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Families, Subfamilies, and Tribes
  • Cerambycoid beetles include the large family Cerambycidae and three smaller families: Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, and Vesperidae. Together, these families are a charismatic and economically important group of beetles with an estimated 4,000 genera and 35,000 described species worldwide. Longicorn ID provides identification support to the four families, 14 subfamilies, and 250 tribes. The most recent update adds a Lucid key to the tribes of Cerambycinae and Lepturinae, as well as fact sheets for the 114 tribes and dorsal habitus photographs of 420 exemplar specimens. Of these new images, 75 are of holotype specimens, making this tool particularly valuable for accurate identification.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Nearns, E.H., Lord, N.P., Lingafelter, S.W., Santos-Silva, A., Miller, K.B., and J.M. Zaspel

  • Release date: 2015
 



Cerambycoid Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution
  • The Smithsonian Institution currently has over 2,100 primary types for Cerambycoidea (families Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, and Vesperidae). Authors of these types include Aurivillius, Breuning, Casey, Chemsak, Dillon & Dillon, Fisher, Galileo, Gressitt, Kriesche, Lane, Linell, Lingafelter, Linsley, Martins, Melzer, Micheli, Monn√©, Nearns, Schaeffer, Schwarzer, Tippmann, and many others. The types represent fauna from over 30 countries from Afghanistan to Zaire, literally from A to Z, although emphasis is on the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We have set up the search page to allow users to find images of types by tribe, by country, by author, by original name, or by current name if different.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Lingafelter, S.W., M.A. Monné, and E.H. Nearns

  • Release date: 2014
 



Xyleborini Ambrosia Beetles: An Identification Tool to the World Genera
  • Xyleborini is the most important and species-rich tribe of fungus-farming ambrosia beetles. They are one of the most frequently intercepted organisms at ports of entry, and produced more invasive pests than all other ambrosia beetle groups combined. Yet no comprehensive classification has been designated, and no usable tools for identification exist. To address the void of identification tools for Xyleborini, and to assure the utility of the recently published reclassification of the group for forestry, quarantine facilities, and researchers, the author of the new classification and the USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST have joined forces in turning the classification into an online, richly illustrated, user friendly identification and information resource.

  • Taxonomic scope: Curculionidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Hulcr, J. and S.M. Smith

  • Release date: 2010
 



Beetles of the World
  • Beetles (order Coleoptera) are the most diverse and species-rich group of animals in the world. This fully-illustrated key allows users to identify adult beetles to the level of family, subfamily, and often to genus.

  • Taxonomic scope: Anobiidae, Bostrichidae, Brentidae, Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Lymexilidae, Oedemeridae, Zopheridae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Lawrence, J.F., A.M. Hastings, A. Seago, and A. Slipinski

  • Release date: 2010
 



Wood Boring Beetle Families of the World
  • Wood Boring Beetle Families delimits family-level taxa (both adults and larvae) of Coleoptera known to be wood borer.

  • Taxonomic scope: Anobiidae, Bostrichidae, Brentidae, Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Lymexilidae, Oedemeridae, Zopheridae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Cline, A.R., M.A. Ivie, C.L. Bellamy, and J. Scher

  • Release date: 2009
 



Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World
  • Information and images of economically important beetles that feed on cambium layer or wood of living or recently killed trees and shrubs, featuring 8320 images of 677 species from 38 countries.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Anonymous

  • Release date: 2008
 



Discriminating Agrilus sulcicollis Lacordaire from Agrilus cyanescens Ratzeburg
  • Agrilus sulcicollis Lacordaire is a medium sized exotic buprestid beetle first collected in Southeast Michigan in 2003. Native to Europe, A. sulcicollis oviposits in limbs and branches of oaks. Its similarity to other common Agrilus found in Michigan delayed the discovery for several years.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae

  • Geographic scope: Nearctic, Palearctic

  • Authors: Zablotny, J.E.

  • Release date: 2008
 



Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire Screening Aid
  • Members of the genus Agrilus are challenging to identify due to structural coloration and subtle morphological differences between species. Furthermore, the presence of newly discovered exotic Agrilus species in the Midwest and Ontario complicates identification issues and demands a renewed interest in applied taxonomy of Agrilus beetles.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae

  • Geographic scope: Nearctic, Palearctic

  • Authors: Zablotny, J.E.

  • Release date: 2008
 



Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) A guide to identification and comparison to similar species
  • The adult stage of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is fairly distinctive and usually easy to tell apart from most similarly colored and shaped buprestids and other insects by a trained taxonomist. However, many researchers and field workers currently sampling for EAB are not trained taxonomists, and might confuse some other similarly shaped or colored insects with EAB. The species included in this guide were chosen because of their relative commonness, similarity in size, shape and/or coloration to the EAB, and because specimens were available for photography in the A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection, at Michigan State University. Additional species, not included here, may be present in other parts of North America that could also potentially be confused with the EAB.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae

  • Geographic scope: Nearctic, Palearctic

  • Authors: Parsons, G.L.

  • Release date: 2008
 



Buprestidae: The beetle fauna of Germany
  • The jewel beetles (Buprestidae) are a very large family of very small to large species with beautiful glossy iridescent colors. Worldwide some 15,000 species in 450 genera have been scientifically described. The major centre of distribution is the tropical region. In Germany only 100 species are known to occur. The beetles are markedly thermophilic. In Germany many species are only found in relatively warm areas like the Upper-Rhine valley, where they reach the northern border of their distribution range. Adults and larvae are herbivorous and often strictly associated with their host plant.

  • Taxonomic scope: Buprestidae

  • Geographic scope: Palearctic

  • Authors: Benisch, C.

  • Release date: 2007
 



Cerambycidae: The beetle fauna of Germany
  • The longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) are amongst the most "popular" beetle families and hence lots of research has been carried out on the family. The small to very large beetles are distributed worldwide (approx. 27,000 species). From Germany 195 species have been recorded. The beetles are characterized by their oblong body shape and their long antennae (family name!). The species feed on pollen or sap oozing from trees. The larvae develop on wood or herbaceous plants. Several are serious pests, with the larvae boring into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: Palearctic

  • Authors: Benisch, C.

  • Release date: 2007
 



Curculionidae: The beetle fauna of Germany
  • The weevils (Curculionidae) are a very large family. With more than 60,000 scientifically described species worldwide, the weevils are the largest beetle family and the largest family in the animal kingdom. One out of five beetles and one out of 30 animals is a weevil. In Germany 780 species are known to occur. The phytophagous species are found on various plants. Often the weevil is strictly associated with a certain plant.

  • Taxonomic scope: Curculionidae

  • Geographic scope: Palearctic

  • Authors: Benisch, C.

  • Release date: 2007
 



A Photographic catalog of the Cerambycidae of the World
  • The purpose of this photographic catalog of the Cerambycidae of the New World is to provide images that will assist in the identification of longhorn beetles. Many species of longhorn beetles are invasive and authoritative identifications are necessary to initiate regulatory actions. It is hoped that the images in this catalog will in part provide information to identifiers to make their jobs easier. Familiarity with the New World fauna is critical to understanding the distribution of invasive species. Cerambycid workers are fortunate that in many instances a dorsal image of these beetles is distinctive.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Bezark, L.G.

  • Release date: 2005
 



Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae) of the West Palearctic Region
  • Regularly updated photo-gallery containing over 650 West Palaearctic taxa. This website contains details on biology of selected species, information on host plants of several species, and various expedition reports.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: Palearctic

  • Authors: Hoskovec, M. and M. Rejzek

  • Release date: 1997
 



 
 
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