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Species Crossidius discoideus

Beetle - Crossidius discoideus - female longhorn - Crossidius discoideus Rd&Blk Longhorn - Crossidius discoideus - male Hairy Red Elongate Beetle - Crossidius discoideus Hairy Red Elongate Beetle - Crossidius discoideus
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Crossidius
Species discoideus (Crossidius discoideus)
3 sspp., all in our area(1)
w. N. Amer.(1)
Associated with composites in the genera Gutierrezia & Haplopappus; larvae bore in the root crown while adults are found on the flowers and foliage. --T.C. MacRae
Internet References
images of ssp. discoideus,