Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Buprestidae

Buprestidae

The Buprestidae form a very species-rich group of beetles in the tropics. In NW Europe the family is reduced to only a handful of species (Bily, 1982a). The larvae have a strongly enlarged, and especially broadened, prothorax, that enables them to brace themselves in their tunnels. By far the most species are wood borers; some species live in stems of herbaceous plants, and only three genera, Aphanisticus, Trachys, and Habroloma, have mining larvae.

Last modified 15.ii.2021