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Species Strangalia sexnotata - Six-spotted Flower Strangalia

Six-spotted Flower Strangalia - Strangalia sexnotata - male Longhorned beetle - Strangalia sexnotata flower longhorn - Strangalia sexnotata Strangalia sexnotata Haldeman - Strangalia sexnotata Strangalia sexnotata Haldeman - Strangalia sexnotata Six spotted flower beetle - Strangalia sexnotata Orange and Black Insect - Strangalia sexnotata Beetle - Strangalia sexnotata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Strangalia
Species sexnotata (Six-spotted Flower Strangalia)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strangalia sexnotata Haldeman, 1847
Size
8-13 mm
Identification
Less elongated than other members of genus with strong elytral spots. Pubescence on elytra is "bristly". One form, noted from south-central states, has first few antennal segments black with light legs. Coastal form from Virginia, etc. has mostly dark legs and antennae (1). Compare these individuals from Oklahoma and North Carolina:
Range
AZ-FL-MA-OK (2),(3),(BG data)
Habitat
Found on flowers.
Season
May-Nov (BG data)
Print References
Brimley, p. 214, Ophistomis sexnotata (4)
Haldeman, S.S. 1847. Material towards a history of the Coleoptera Longicornia of the United States. Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., 10: 27-66.
Yanega, p. 39, fig. 55 (1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.