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Longhorn Beetle - Psenocerus supernotatus

Longhorn Beetle - Psenocerus supernotatus
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
May 28, 2005
Size: ~6 mm
This little longhorn was found sunning itself on a lawn chair.

Don't think its Phymatodes
From the looks of the picture, I think you have a dark specimen of Psenocerus supernotatus, the Currant-tip Borer. Species of Phymatodes generally have much more clavate femora, and in species with markings, the elytral pattern runs the opposite direction, and as far as I know, and in Yanega, none of the eastern species of Phymatodes show a white scutellum.

Phymatodes varius
looks like a better match in Yanega plate 16, p. 85.

Thanks for the info Jim,

I poked around and found a similar image from Korea. Could this be an imported species?

2 in Yanega
Yanega says there are two color variations. The elytra match one very closely.

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