Agrilus abstersus Horn 1891

Hespenheide, Henry A., Westcott, Richard L. & Bellamy, Charles L., 2011, Agrilus Curtis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of the Baja California peninsula, México, Zootaxa 2805, pp. 36-56: 43

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10.5281/zenodo.277078

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scientific name

Agrilus abstersus Horn 1891
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Agrilus abstersus Horn 1891 

(Figs. 51–53)

Only nine specimens were examined that are attributable to this species, all from BCNAbout BCN: 10 km S Valle de Trinidad, 2 -VII- 81, on Prosopis, W.F. Barr  ( WFBMAbout WFBM); 40 km E, 0.8 km N El Rosario [30.075340 °, - 115.346733 °], beating Prosopis glandulosa  var. torreyana  , 25 -VI- 80, Bellamy & Westcott; Cataviña, beating Prosopis glandulosa  var. torreyana  , 28 -VI- 80, Bellamy & Westcott (both RLWE); 7 mi S El Mármol, 18 -VI- 38; Chapala Dry Lake, 21 -VI- 38, both Michelbacher & Ross ( CASAbout CAS). The latter two localities, three specimens, are part of Van Dyke’s (1942) type series of A. peninsularis  (q.v.). Elsewhere in Mexico A. abstersus  is known only from Sonora, Sinaloa, Puebla and Oaxaca. However, it belongs to a difficult group of species and the southern records could refer to other species. In the U.S. it is known only from Arizona, where it has been reared from Acacia greggii A. Gray  ( Fabaceae  ) and Castela emoryi (Gray) Moran & Felger  ( Simaroubaceae  ). Adults have been collected on other leguminous trees and a species of hackberry ( Celtis  sp., Ulmaceae  ).

BCN

CRAI - Universitat de Barcelona

WFBM

W.F. Barr Entomological Collection

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Agrilus