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Buprestidae (jewel beetles)

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The jewel beetles (Buprestidae) are a very large family of very small to large species with beautiful glossy iridescent colors. Worldwide some 15,000 species in 450 genera have been scientifically described. The major centre of distribution is the tropical region. In Germany only 100 species are known to occur. The beetles are markedly thermophilic. In Germany many species are only found in relatively warm areas like the Upper-Rhine valley, where they reach the northern border of their distribution range. Adults and larvae are herbivorous and often strictly associated with their host plant.

World: 15,000 Europe: 470 Germany: 103 collected: 54 Missing species Overview in inquiry module fraction: 52%
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Missing species Buprestidae (jewel beetles) – currently missing species (52)
 Acmaeodera degener
 Acmaeoderella flavofasciata
 Capnodis tenebrionis
 Dicerca aenea
 Dicerca alni
 Dicerca furcata
 Dicerca moesta
 Scintillatrix dives
 Eurythyrea austriaca
 Eurythyrea quercus
 Buprestis splendens
 Buprestis novemmaculata
 Melanophila acuminata
 Trachypteris picta
 Phaenops formaneki
 Anthaxia hungarica
 Anthaxia millefolii
 Anthaxia umbellatarum
 Anthaxia cichorii
 Anthaxia deaurata
 Anthaxia funerula
 Anthaxia nigrojubata
 Anthaxia sepulchralis
 Anthaxia godeti
 Anthaxia nigritula
 Chrysobothris chrysostigma
 Chrysobothris igniventris
 Coraebus florentinus
 Coraebus rubi
 Meliboeus amethystinus
 Nalanda fulgidicollis
 Agrilus graminis
 Agrilus hastulifer
 Agrilus derasofasciatus
 Agrilus curtulus
 Agrilus subauratus
 Agrilus pseudocyaneus
 Agrilus salicis
 Agrilus suvorovi
 Agrilus integerrimus
 Agrilus auricollis
 Agrilus mendax
 Agrilus antiquus
 Agrilus roscidus
 Agrilus convexifrons
 Agrilus viridicaerulans
 Aphanisticus elongatus
 Aphanisticus pusillus
 Trachys troglodytiformis
 Trachys problematicus
 Trachys pumilus
 Trachys puncticollis