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Thrincopyge is a genus of beetles in the family Buprestidae, containing the following species:
Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects. The Coleoptera, with about 400,000 species, is the largest of all orders, constituting almost 40% of described insects and 25% of all known animal life-forms; new species are discovered frequently. The largest of all families, the Curculionidae (weevils) with some 83,000 member species, belongs to this order. Found in almost every habitat except the sea and the polar regions, they interact with their ecosystems in several ways: beetles often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Some species are serious agricultural pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle, while others such as Coccinellidae eat aphids, scale insects, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.
Buprestidae is a family of beetles known as jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. Larvae of this family are known as flatheaded borers. The family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,500 species known in 775 genera. In addition, almost 100 fossil species have been described.
Thrincopyge alacris is a species of metallic wood-boring beetle in the family Buprestidae. It is found in Central America and North America.
Thrincopyge ambiens is a species of metallic wood-boring beetle in the family Buprestidae. It is found in Central America and North America.
John Lawrence LeConte was an American entomologist of the 19th century, responsible for naming and describing approximately half of the insect taxa known in the United States during his lifetime, including some 5,000 species of beetles. He was recognized as the foremost authority on North American beetles during his lifetime, and has been described as "the father of American beetle study."
The Boridae are a small family of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name conifer bark beetles.
Zopherinae is a subfamily of beetles, commonly known as ironclad beetles. Together with the subfamily Usechinae, they have been treated historically as a family, but have recently been joined by several additional taxa, making the Zopheridae a much larger composite family, and the Zopherinae are now only a small component within it, consisting of seven genera in the tribe Zopherini and one genus, Phellopsis in its own tribe (Phellopsini).
Cactus longhorn beetles are large, flightless, black beetles found in North American deserts of the western United States and northern Mexico. M. gigas is native to the Sonoran desert at elevations below 4900 feet (1500m). The front wings of these beetles are fused forming a single, hardened shell, from which the genus derives its Latin name. The genus includes twenty species.
Caenocara is a genus of beetles in the family Ptinidae. Members of this genus are sometimes called puffball beetles.
Centrodera is the genus of the Lepturinae subfamily in long-horned beetle family. Beetles of this genus are distributed in North America, most of them are found only in United States.
Polycestinae is a subfamily of beetles in the family Buprestidae, containing the following genera:
Dicerca is a genus of beetles in the family Buprestidae, containing the following species:
Scaphinotus is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae. There are at least 60 species, all native to North America. They eat snails and are generally limited to the moist environments where snails live. These beetles are flightless.
Phymatodes is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae, containing the following species:
Neoclytus is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae, containing the following species:
Hyboderini is a tribe of beetles in the subfamily Cerambycinae, containing the following genera and species:
Trachyderini is a tribe of long-horned beetles in the family Cerambycidae. There are at least 140 genera and 650 described species in Trachyderini.
Berosus is a genus of beetles in the family Hydrophilidae, the water scavenger beetles. The genus contains 273 species. It is distributed worldwide.
Lytta is a genus of blister beetles in the family Meloidae. There are at least 70 described species in Lytta.
Magdalis is a genus of wedge-shaped bark weevils in the family Curculionidae. There are at least 20 described species in Magdalis.
Ophryastes is a genus of broad-nosed weevils in the family Curculionidae. There are at least 30 described species in Ophryastes.
Nemognatha is a genus of blister beetles in the family Meloidae. There are at least 20 described species in Nemognatha.
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