Spectralia gracilipes (Melsheimer, 1845),

Hallinen, Marie J., Steffens, Wayne P., Schultz, Jennifer L. & Aukema, Brian H., 2021, The Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of Minnesota, with a Discussion of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, The Coleopterists Bulletin 75 (1), pp. 173-190: 186

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http://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065X-75.1.173



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Spectralia gracilipes (Melsheimer, 1845)


105. Spectralia gracilipes (Melsheimer, 1845) 

County Records (n = 26): Anoka, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Washington, and Winona  .

Collection Dates: 14 June–27 July.

Minnesota Hosts: Unspecified in collection records. Larval hosts recorded as Fraxinus sp.  , Ostrya virginiana  , Quercus alba  , Q. bicolor  , and Q. macrocarpa  . Adults also on Celtis sp.  , Crataegus sp.  , and Solidago sp. 

Collection Method: As C. fumipennis  prey.