To address these monitoring and management challenges, several efforts have been made to develop flight intercept traps for insect monitoring that are optimized by exploiting visual cues used by buprestid beetle species and other woodboring pests (e.g., Oliver et al.
planipennis yielded buprestid beetle captures collected from C.
Identities and label records were examined for 15,217 specimens, representing 135 different buprestid beetle species taken between 1901 and 2013 (North Carolina) and between 1934 and 2013 (Tennessee) and used to compile seasonal activity and distributional records for each species.
Distributional records and seasonal flight activity charts for the buprestid fauna in North Carolina and Tennessee are expected to help document potential environmental and economic impacts presented by non-native buprestid beetle species to these states.
Moreover, it remained unclear whether the activity period of other species of buprestid beetles overlapped with the hunting flight season of the relatively short-lived adult C.
To address these knowledge gaps, institutional, research, and teaching collections as well as museums and personal collections in both North Carolina and Tennessee were accessed to assemble available label data to determine species location and distribution, as well as seasonal flight activities of adult buprestid beetles. The outcome of this effort will provide baseline data for documentation of species diversity, help direct field collection efforts to resolve on-going challenges related to species taxonomy and phylogenies within difficult species groups, assist with documentation of invasive species, and fine-tune the use of C.
We anticipate that the seasonal flight activity and regional occurrence records presented herein for buprestid beetles will aid future biosurveillance efforts, and that C.