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Type: Article
Published: 2008-01-16
Page range: 31–36
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Two new species of Agrilus Curtis 1825 from Arizona and Texas, with a new synonymy in Agrilus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae)

Professor of Entomology, Emeritus, University of Idaho, Moscow ID 83843 Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard Street, San Francisco CA 94103
Coleoptera Buprestidae Agrilus new species new synonymy Chrysobothris Arizona Texas


Two new species of the genus Agrilus Curtis, are described: A. montosae n. sp. from Arizona and A. bespencus n. sp. from Texas. A new synonymy is proposed: A. pubescens Fisher 1928 (= A. parapubescens Knull 1934), syn. nov. Also, joint ecological and distributional associations are presented for A. montosae, through the co-presence of A. pectoralis Waterhouse, A. near impexus Horn, A. pubescens Fisher and another buprestid, Chrysobothris lateralis Waterhouse.


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