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Agrilus is a genus of jewel beetles, notable for having the largest number of species (about 3000) of any single genus in the animal kingdom.[3]

Agrilus biguttatus detail.JPG
Agrilus biguttatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Buprestidae
Subtribe: Agrilina
Genus: Agrilus
Curtis, 1825
Type species
Buprestis viridis
2,877+ species[1]
  • Teres Harris, 1830
  • Euryotes Dejean, 1836
  • Paradomorphus Waterhouse, 1887
  • Samboides Kerremans, 1900
  • Callichitones Obenberger, 1931
  • Therysambus Descarpentries, & Villiers, 1967
Agrilus biguttatus on a stump of a tree
Agrilus connexus holotype.
Agrilus evinadus lectotype.
Agrilus horni lectotype.
Agrilus kurandae lectotype.
Agrilus mucidus holotype.
Agrilus nitidus lectotype.
Agrilus oblatus lectotype
Agrilus pluvius holotype.



  1. ^ New Pest Report: A. coxalis Archived February 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Bellamy, C. L. "Genus Agrilus Curtis 1825". The World of Jewel Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Society. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ Bellamy, C. L. (2010). "Genus Agrilus". A Checklist of World Buprestoidea. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 10 Jun 2011.