AbstractTwo 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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