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Species Nathrius brevipennis

Nathrius brevipennis (Mulsant) - Nathrius brevipennis Nathrius brevipennis
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Psebiini
Genus Nathrius
Species brevipennis (Nathrius brevipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Gracilia manca LeConte
Explanation of Names
Nathrius brevipennis (Mulsant)
Latin 'short-winged'(1)
native to so. Europe, adventive elsewhere(2), incl. w. US(3); now cosmopolitan
Polyphagous on hardwoods & shrubs (dead twigs)(2)
Life Cycle
1-2 yrs(2)
spreading by commerce (with wood packaging)(2); first found in CA before 1850(3)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
3.A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the New World