Explanation of Names
Acropteroxys Gorham 1887
acro 'pointed' + pteron 'wing'
2 spp. in NA (one reaches Canada), 6 total(1)(2)
body long and slender, mostly black with red markings on pronotum; apical 4 or 5 segments of antenna clubbed
NA east of the Rockies (north to QC-ON) & Mexico(1)(2)
adults in spring and summer
larvae bore into stems of various herbaceous plants, adults feed on pollen and leaves of herbaceous plants