A study on the Nearctic species of the genus Anthaxia (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini) Subgenus Melanthaxia. Part I

Bílý Svatopluk, Kubáň Vítězslav
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 535-546, 2010
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Abstract: The first part of a taxonomic study on the Nearctic species of the subgenus Melanthaxia Richter, 1949 of the genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 is provided. Eight species-groups are defined and keyed: Anthaxia (M.) neofunerula Obenberger, 1942 species-group, A. (M.) nanula Casey, 1884 species-group, A. (M.) prasina Horn, 1882 species-group, A. (M.) leechi Cobos, 1958 speciesgroup, A. (M.) oregonensis Obenberger, 1942 species-group, A. (M.) strigata LeConte, 1859 species-group, A. (M.) californica Obenberger, 1914 species-group and A. (M.) aeneogaster Gory & Laporte, 1839 species-group. The diagnostic characters and representatives of the particular species-groups are illustrated.
Key words: Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Anthaxiini, Anthaxia, subgenus Melanthaxia, taxonomy, species-groups, key, Nearctic Region
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