Megaloxantha bicolor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Megaloxantha bicolor
Buprestidae - Megaloxantha bicolor.JPG
Megaloxantha bicolor, mounted specimen at National Museum (Prague)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Buprestoidea
Family: Buprestidae
Genus: Megaloxantha
Species: M. bicolor
Binomial name
Megaloxantha bicolor
(Fabricius, 1775)

Megaloxantha bicolor is a species of metallic wood-boring beetles in the family Buprestidae.

Description[edit]

Megaloxantha bicolor is a huge Buprestid reaching a length of about 75 millimetres (3.0 in). The basic colour of these beetles is usually metallic green, but may be blue, reddish or blackish, with two basal and postmedian large yellow or whitish bands. The pronotal sides are usually bright orange-yellow.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found from India to Thailand, Australia and Philippines.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Megaloxantha bicolor arcuatifasciata Kurosawa, 1978
  • Megaloxantha bicolor bicolor (Fabricius, 1778)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor brunnea (Saunders, 1866)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor gigantea (Schaller, 1783) (India)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor hainana Kurosawa, 1991
  • Megaloxantha bicolor luodiana Yang & Xie, 1993
  • Megaloxantha bicolor matsudai Endo, 1992 (Indonesia)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor nigricornis (Deyrolle, 1864) (Malaysia)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor nishiyamai Endo, 1992 (Philippines)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor ohtanii Kurosawa, 1991 (Indonesia, Vietnam)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor palawanica Kurosawa, 1978 (Philippines)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor porphyreus Hou & Wu, 1996 (Vietnam)
  • Megaloxantha bicolor sakaii Kurosawa, 1991

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]