Database Details : The World of Jewel Beetles

Full name: The World of Jewel Beetles
Short name: Jewel Beetles
Version: Aug 2014
Release date: 2014-08-25
Authors/editors: Bellamy C.L. (†)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - Buprestoidea
English name of the group: Jewel beetles
Number of living species 14,718
Number of living infraspecific taxa 924
Number of extinct species: 176
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 11,592
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 27,410
Abstract: This Buprestoidea checklist was harvested by Dmitry Mozzherin from the original website The World of Jewel Beetles created by Chuck Bellamy (1951-2013). Data are published in the Catalogue of Life with kind permission of the website keepers Gino Nearns & Ted MacRae, at the Coleopterists Society (, and Pensoft, a publisher of comprehensive Bellamy’s monograph A World Catalogue and Bibliography of the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestoidea), 2008, Vol. 1-5. Pensoft Series Faunistica N 76-80, p. 1-3264.
Organization: The Coleopterists Society (
Bibliographic citation: Bellamy C.L. (†) (2020). Jewel Beetles: The World of Jewel Beetles (version Aug 2014). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2020-06-04 Beta (Roskov Y.; Ower G.; Orrell T.; Nicolson D.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.M.; Bourgoin T.; DeWalt R.E.; Decock W.; Nieukerken E. van; Penev L.; eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.