Buprestidae

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Buprestidae

[byü′pres·tə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The metallic wood-boring beetles, the large, single family of the coleopteran superfamily Buprestoidea.
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Cerceris fumipennis does not sting humans, and thus it can be intercepted to collect their buprestid prey by using sweep nets, which startle females and cause them to drop their prey, and by creating nest collars, which slow or prevent the wasp from entering the nest with its prey so that researchers can collect it (Careless et al.
Sapindales: Sapindaceae) cultivar by the native buprestid Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier) were as high as 38% among untreated trees (Oliver et al.
In addition, we have received an apparently new species of insect-parasitic tylenchid nematode from EAB for identification that may have been brought in from its country of origin as a natural enemy when it was introduced or could be a host switch from a native buprestid following invasion (RGD unpubl.
nigropyga collected from our sampled ash trees might be associated with other native ash-boring buprestid beetle larvae, we did not observe any other wood-boring larvae other than EAB in our sampled trees.
In 2009, four purple panel traps were deployed along the Foothills Parkway in Blount County Tennessee as part of a broader survey of buprestid fauna in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The buprestid beetle Agrilus subrobustus Saun ders, whose native range includes China, Japan, North and South Korea, and Taiwan, was discovered in northern Georgia in 2006.
Tests were conducted with currently available acoustic instrumentation and software to assess the capability of these methods to discriminate curculionid, cerambycid, and buprestid larval sounds from background noise in woody structures.
Darryl Gwynne, an international expert in behavioural ecology, and his Australian colleague David Rentz were awarded the prize, which is a parody of the Nobel Prizes, at Harvard University for their 1983 paper 'Beetles on the Bottle: Male Buprestids Mistake Stubbies for Females'.
According to Hastir and Gaspar (2002), sexual dimorphism in buprestids varies in different species, but most variations occur in margin shape of the last sternite abdominal.
If you cut firewood, especially in warm weather, check along the length of the freshly fallen timber for buprestids.
However, the presence of other buprestids, most abundantly the apple tree borer, Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), emerged from crown material and was noted but not quantified from one location (15N 0429404 3954870).