Report on the current status of Korean jewel beetle, Chrysochroa coreana (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

  • Kwon, Ohseok
  • Received : 2013.01.06
  • Accepted : 2013.02.06
  • Published : 2013.03.27


The current status of Korean jewel beetle, Chrysochroa coreana is reported from the data collected in the five-year field survey (2008-2012). Despite the previous assumption of its endangered status, the beetle was recently found in the southwestern part of Korea frequently. However the local population was suffering from the inadequate management of its host plants, Celtis sinensis Persson. This study reports the restoration possibility of the beetle by the adequate management of its host plants.


Biodiversity;Buprestidae;Chrysochroa coreana;Conservation;Jewel beetle;Korea


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