Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury, 1770)

Carlton, Christopher E., MacRae, Ted C., Tishechkin, Alexey K., Bayless, Victoria L. & Johnson, Wood, 2018, Annotated Checklist of the Buprestidae (Coleoptera) from Louisiana, The Coleopterists Bulletin 72 (2), pp. 351-367: 354

publication ID 10.1649/0010-065X-72.2.351

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Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury, 1770)


13. Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury, 1770)  

Parish records (n = 71): Assumption, Bienville, Caddo, Calcasieu, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Franklin, Grant, Iberville, La Salle, Livingston, Natchitoches, Orleans, Rapides, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vernon, and Washington Parishes (LSAM, MEM, TAMU).

Potential larval hosts in Louisiana: Pinus echinata   , P. palustris   , and P. taeda   .

Collection date range: 9 March–4 November, with no apparent pattern between dates.

Comments: Collected at light, by hands on ‘loblolly pine,’ flight intercept, Lindgren funnel and pitfall traps, and rearing from ‘cypress.’