Agelia petelii on Grewia lutea, copyright Alexey Yakovlev.

Belongs within: Buprestidae.

The Chrysochroinae are a group of jewel beetles whose antennae have pores distributed over both surfaces of the segments rather than being concentrated into a ventral depression. The scutellum is tiny or absent. In members of the tribe Epistomentini, the fronto-clypeus is reduced or excised between the antennal insertions, exposing part of the membranous ante-clypeus.

    |--Vadonaxia Descarpentries 1969 [Vadonaxiini]B85
    |--Mendizabalia Cobos 1957 [Mendizabalini]B85
    |--Cinyrini [Paraleptodemini]B85
    |    |--Euleptodema Obenberger 1928B85
    |    `--Cinyra Laporte & Gory 1837 [=Cynira (l. c.); incl. Paraleptodema Obenberger 1936]B85
    |         `--C. spilota (Hope 1846) [=Cisseis spilota]M86
    |    |--Cyrioxus Hoscheck 1925B85
    |    |--Araucariana Levey 1978B85
    |    |--Epistomentis Solier 1850B85
    |    |    `--E. pictusG08
    |    |--Diadoxus Saunders 1868B85, G08
    |    |    |--*D. regius Peterson 1991 (see below for synonymy)P91
    |    |    |--D. erythrurus (White 1846)G08 [=Stigmodera erythruraM86; incl. Anthaxia pistacinaM86]
    |    |    `--D. jungi Blackburn 1899G08
    |    `--Cyria Solier 1833 [incl. Cyrioides Carter 1920, Xenocyria Obenberger 1947]B85
    |         |--C. australisC08 [=Buprestis australisB35; incl. C. gagatesC08]
    |         |--C. cincta Carter 1908C08
    |         |--C. elateroides Saund. 1872M86
    |         |--C. imperialisC08 [=Buprestis imperialisB35]
    |         `--C. vittigeraC08
    `--Chrysochroini [Catoxanthini]G08
         |--Semenoviella Obenberger 1924B85
         |--Chrysaspina Thery 1930 [incl. Chrysaspis Kerremans 1893 (preoc.)]B85
         |--Pygichaeta Obenberger 1920B85
         |--Asamia Thery 1909B85
         |--Philocteanus Deyrolle 1864B85
         |--Kolleria Thery 1925B85
         |--Epidelus Deyrolle 1864B85
         |--Epidelomorphus Thery 1925B85
         |--Szentendreya Holynski 1980B85
         |--Chrysopistus Thery 1922B85
         |--‘Callopistus’ Deyrolle 1864 non Say 1831B85
         |--Pseudocallopistus Obenberger 1942B85
         |--Cyalithus Thomson 1878 [incl. Aprosopus Deyrolle 1864]B85
         |--Cyalithoides Fisher 1922B85
         |--Mrazia Obenberger 1928B85
         |--Demochroa White 1859B85
         |    `--D. lacordairiG08
         |--Micropistus Thery 1922B85
         |    `--M. microcephalusG08
         |--Steraspis Solier 1833 [incl. Phalantha Gistel 1834]B85
         |    |--S. ambiguaG08
         |    `--S. squamosa [=Buprestis squamosa]G89
         |--Megaloxantha Kerremans 1902B85
         |    |--M. bicolor (Fabricius 1775)B14
         |    |    |--M. b. bicolorB14
         |    |    |--M. b. ohtaniiB14
         |    |    `--M. b. ryoiB14
         |    |--M. concolorB14
         |    |--M. giganteaB14
         |    `--M. netscheriB14
         |--Catoxantha Solier 1833B14, B85 [incl. EuchlorisB85, Pyranthe Gistel 1834B85]
         |    |--C. bonvouloiriiB14
         |    |--C. eburneaB14
         |    |--C. nagaiiB14
         |    |--C. opulenta (Gory 1832)B14
         |    |    |--C. o. opulentaB14
         |    |    `--C. o. borneensisB14
         |    |--C. pierreiB14
         |    `--C. purpureaB14
         |--Chrysochroa Solier 1833G08, B85
         |    |--C. buqueti (Gory 1833)B14
         |    |    |--C. b. buquetiB14
         |    |    |--C. b. kerremansiB14
         |    |    |--C. b. rugicollisB14
         |    |    |--C. b. suturalisB14
         |    |    `--C. b. trimaculataB14
         |    |--C. castelnaudiB14
         |    |--C. fulminansG08
         |    `--C. toulgoetiG08
         `--Agelia Laporte & Gory 1835B85
              |--A. burmensisB14
              |--A. chalybeaB14
              |--A. fasciataB14
              |--A. limbataB14
              |--A. lordiB14
              |--A. obtusicollisB14
              |--A. pectinicornisB14
              |--A. petelii (Gory 1840)B14
              `--A. theryiB14
Chrysochroinae incertae sedis:
  Cyriodes Carter 1920G08
    |--C. australis (Boisduval 1835)G08
    |--C. cincta (Carter 1908)G08
    |--C. elateroides (Saunders 1872)G08
    |--C. imperialis (Fabricius 1801)G08
    |--C. sexspilota Carter 1920G09
    |--C. tridens (Blackburn 1892)G08
    `--C. vittigera (L. & G. 1835)G08
  Calopistus castelnauiG08
  Afrochroa lepidaG08
  Chrycestes tripunctataG08

*Diadoxus regius Peterson 1991 [=Buprestis scalaris Gory & Laporte 1838 non Boisduval 1835, D. scalaris; incl. D. scalaris var. blackburni Obenberger 1923 (nom. inv.), Anthaxia erichsoni Saunders 1868 (nom. inv.)]P91

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B85] Bellamy, C. L. 1985. A catalogue of the higher taxa of the family Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum Bloemfontein 4 (15): 405–472.

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[C08] Carter, H. J. 1908. Revision of the genus Seirotrana, together with descriptions of new species of other Australian Coleoptera. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33: 392–422.

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso “Esploratore” dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[G08] Golding, M. R. 2008. A Pictorial Field Guide to the Beetles of Australia. Part 3: Chalcophorinae. Ocean Publishing.

[G09] Golding, M. R. 2009. A Pictorial Field Guide to the Beetles of Australia. Part 4: Bolboceratinae. Privately published.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 21–126.

[P91] Peterson, M. 1991. A replacement name for Buprestis scalaris Gory & Laporte (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 15 (1): 13–15.

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