Buprestidae of Madagascar
(with Mascarene and Comores)
The genus Polybothris

A good number of Polybothris acquired a strange form, similar to a long and narrow ellipse, with an arcuated body (side view). This form is usually named "navicular" (from Latin "navicula" = small ship). Polybothris navicularis can be considered the "type species" of this group. We can see some of these species:

Polybothris navicularis

Polybothris impressipennis

Polybothris humeralis

Polybothris semipolita

Polybothris zivetta

Polybothris zivettoides

Polybothris quadriplicata

Polybothris viriditarsis