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Drummond's Blue-footed Bup

Lampetis drummondi (Laporte & Gory, 1837)

Family Buprestidae, Subfamily Buprestinae, Tribe Dicercini


Drummond's Blue-footed Bup - Lampetis drummondi

Bofecillos Creek, Big Bend Ranch SNA, Presidio Co., Texas
3 October 2001 (Robert A. Behrstock)

Texas County Records for Lampetis drummondi

Drummond's Blue-footed Bup - Lampetis drummondi

County Record Source: E.G. Riley, Nov. 2005

State Records for Lampetis drummondi

Drummond's Blue-footed Bup - Lampetis drummondi

Source: Arnett, et al. 2002
Plus MO per Nelson et al. 2008

Adult Activity: May to November, but most specimens in the Texas A&M University Insect Collection from June through August.


Acacia, Carya, Chilopsis, Condalia, Dalea, Diospyros, Euphorbia, Gossypium, Karwinskia, Nolina, Prosopis, Rhus, Quercus, Salix, Tamarix

Similar Species: There are three species of Lampetis, all occur in the United States (and Texas) (Arnett, et al. 2002).

Lampetis cupreopunctata (Schaeffer) - Cameron and Hidalgo Counties in Texas. Oct. to Dec., most specimens from Oct.

Lampetis drummondi (Laporte & Gory) - See Maps

Lampetis webbii (LeConte) - Arizona, New Mexico, Texas


Wood Borer - TAMU

The Buprestidae of North America (north of Mexico) - California Department of Food and Agriculture


Lampetis drummondi Unit Tray - Texas A&M University Insect Collection 

Lampetis webbii - BugGuide


Type Locality: Mexico

Etymology: Lampetis drummondi  

lamp, -ad, =as, -s (G). Shine; torch
-etes (G). Dwell; a dweller; one who


Thomas Drummond, naturalist (ca. 1790-1835) - Handbook of Texas


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. v + 134 pp.

Bellamy, C.L. 2003. An Illustrated Summary of the Higher Classification of the Superfamily Buprestoidea (Coleoptera). Folia Heyrovskiana, Supplement No. 10, 198 pp, 44 color plates, 453 figures.

Burke, H.R., J.A. Jackman, & M. Rose. 1994. Insects Associated with Woody Ornamental Plants. EEE - 00019. Texas A&M University, College Station. pp 1-166.

Corona, A. Ma. 2005. Revision of the subgenus Lampetis (Spinthoptera) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of North and Central American, and the West Indies. European Journal of Entomology 102: 737-776.

Corona, A. Ma. & J. J. Morrone. 2005. Track analysis of the species of Lampetis (Spinthoptera) Casey, 1909 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in North America, Central America, and the West Indies. Caribbean Journal of Science 41(1): 37-41.

Davidson, J.M. & J.P. Davidson. 2005. Notes and comments on hosts, temporal distribution and behavior of Buprestidae from the sand dune environment in west Texas (Coleoptera). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 81(1/2): 34-40.

Kurosawa, Y. 1993. Reorganization of the Genus Psiloptera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Japanese Journal of Entomology, 61(3): 577-583. 

Laporte de Castelnau, F.L., & H.L. Gory. 1837. Histoire naturelle et iconographie des insectes Coléoptères. Monographie des buprestides. P. Duménil, Paris. Volume 1, livraisons 12-16, genera: Buprestis (pp. 65-160), NascioAcherusia, Asthraeus, Bulis, Acantha, Apatura (genera and plates paged separately).

LeConte, J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican boundary commission, under Major W.H. Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.

MacRae, T.C. 2006. Distributional and biological notes on North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera), with comments on variation in Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) viridicornis (Say) and A. (H.) viridfrons Gory. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 82(2): 166–199.

Nelson, G.H. 1986. A review of the genus Psiloptera subgenus Lampetis Solier in the United States (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 40(3):272-284.

Nelson, G.H., G.C. Walters, Jr., R.D. Haines & C.L. Bellamy. 2008. A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America North of Mexico. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4, pp. iv + 1-274.

Vogt, G.B. 1949. A biologically annotated list of the Buprestidae of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42:191-202.

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