Ptosima gibbicollis

Redbud Buprestid

Ptosima gibbicollis, Redbud Buprestid


Family: Buprestidae

Subfamily: Polycestinae

Length: 4.5-7.5 mm


Ptosima gibbicollis can easily be identified by the combination of elytral markings and the identity of the host plant (Redbud).

Larvae are believed to pupate in the Fall, completing their transformation to adults in the Fall too, but remaining in the pupal case until Spring. Adults are found in the Spring.


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Insects of West Virginia