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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Buprestoidea

Familia: Buprestidae
Subfamilia: Polycestinae
Tribus: Tyndarini
Subtribus: Tylaucheniina

Genus: Ocypetes

Species: O. crassicollis – O. descarpentriesi – O. golbachi – O. irroratus

Ocypetes Saunders, 1871
Type species: Ptosima irrorata Gory, 1840 (fixed by subsequent designation: Bellamy 1997.


Tylauchenia Burmeister, 1872
Type species: Buprestis crassicollis Laporte & Gory, 1837 — fixed by monotypy.


Genus Ocypetes.

Ocypetes is a genus of beetles in the family Buprestidae, containing the following species:[1][2]

Ocypetes crassicollis (Laporte & Gory, 1837)
Ocypetes descarpentriesi (Cobos, 1973)
Ocypetes golbachi (Cobos, 1973)
Ocypetes irroratus (Gory, 1840)


Medium-sized, usually matte, dark. The secondary covering wings are pulled out to a "tail" behind.

The adult beetles like to visit flowers similar to most other species of beetles.

The genus lives in southern South America (specifically Argentina).

Bellamy, C. L. (2013). "Genus Ocypetes". A Checklist of World Buprestoidea. Retrieved 7 Sep 2021.
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