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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The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), is another exotic beetle now present in the United States that probably arrived in SWPM.
A tentative identification of Trachykele blondeli Marseul (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) was made by Vassili Belov.
Evaluation of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) control provided by emamectin benzoate and two neonicotinoid insecticides, one and two seasons after treatment.
The accidental introduction of the Palearctic emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), to North America in the 1990s has since resulted in the death of millions of ash trees (Fraxinus species; Lamiales: Oleaceae) in the eastern U.S., and near extirpation of some ash species in southeastern Michigan and northern Ohio (Herms & McCullough 2014).
Woodboring insects, including metallic woodboring beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), contribute to recycling dead and dying host plant tissues and are an important food resource for avian and mammalian fauna in U.S.
Biological control is now an important part of management approaches attempting to both suppress populations of emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), and slow the spread of this invasive pest.
However, it was unknown if the insect frequently associated with oak decline in Eastern North America, twolined chestnut borer, Agrilus bilineatus (Weber) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) (Dunbar & Stephens 1976), also contributed to tree mortality.
mollifolia (Lauraceae), Brosimum alicastrum, Naucleopsis naga, Pseudolmedia spuria, and Sorocea pubivena (Moraceae); Eriococcidae (Hemiptera) on Ceiba pentandra (Malvaceae); Buprestidae (Coleoptera) on Amphilophium paniculatum (Bignoniaceae); Curculionidae (Coleoptera) on Psychotria marginata (Rubiaceae); and Lepidoptera on Cuphea epilobiifolia (Lythraceae), Graffenrieda galeottii, Leandra granatensis (Melastomataceae), and Zanthoxylum riedelianum (Rutaceae).
Common insect pests of maples include flatheaded appletree borer (Chrysobothris femorata [Olivier]) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), ambrosia beetles (e.g., Xylosandrus crassiusculus [Motschulsky]) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), maple and two-spotted spider mites (Oligonychus aceris [Shimer] and Tetranychus urticae Koch) (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae), maple shoot borer (Proteoteras aesculana Riley) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), maple leaftier (Episimus tyrius Heinrich) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae [Harris]) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), and various species of armored and soft scales (Hemiptera) (Frank et al.
Hoebeke ER, Jendek E, Zablotny JE, Rieder R, Yoo R, Grebennikov VV, Ren L (2017) First North American records of the east Asian metallic wood-boring beetle Agrilus smaragdifrons Ganglbauer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae), a specialist on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima, Simaroubaceae).