Agrilus viridis

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Agrilus viridis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Buprestidae
Genus: Agrilus
Species: A. viridis
Binomial name
Agrilus viridis
(Linnaeus, 1758[1]

The beech splendour beetle (Agrilus viridis) is a wood-boring beetle. It belongs to the jewel beetle family, Buprestidae.

Widely found in Europe, its larvae eat the wood of living trees — the favourite host plants are goat willow (Salix caprea), beech (Fagus) and birch (Betula), but they will inhabit a number of deciduous tree species. Occasionally the beetle may become a pest in horticulture or forestry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agrilus viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)". Watford Coleoptera Group. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 

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