|scientific name Anthaxia aeneogaster |
The body is dark brown, with the ventral surface blue green to dark green. These beetles lack the pronotal depressions as seen in A. inornata specimens. In reflection of Bright's (1987) comment of the confusion with inornata, I could not help, but wonder if this Alberta record also represents A. inornata. Examination of three specimens borrowed from the CNIC and labeled A. aeneogaster, revealed, after grease removal from the pronotum, shallow discal depressions chararacteristic of, A. inornata. I conclude that A. aenogaster is still an unconfirmed, but expected species.
Conifers, pines (Bright 1987).
Southern British Columbia south to California (Bright 1987).
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