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scientific name    Anthaxia aeneogaster    

identification
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.

conservation
Rare.

diet info
Conifers, pines (Bright 1987).

range
Southern British Columbia south to California (Bright 1987).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3008



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