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Species Strophiona nitens

Chestnut Bark Borer - Strophiona nitens Lepturini - Strophiona nitens Flower Longhorn 6/27/11 - Strophiona nitens Strophiona nitens cerambycid - Strophiona nitens Flower Longhorn - Strophiona nitens cerambycid 3 - Strophiona nitens Chestnut Bark Borer - Strophiona nitens
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Strophiona
Species nitens (Strophiona nitens)
Other Common Names
Chestnut Bark Borer (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strophiona nitens (Forster)
Orig. Comb: Leptura nitens Forster 1771
Numbers
3 spp., all Nearctic, other 2 spp. w US
Size
10-15 mm (1)
Identification
similar to Typocerus spp., but pronotum strongly constricted towards base and pubescence metallic yellow (1)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2014
Range
CO-FL-NS-MB (2) (mostly ne US - BG data)
Season
Jun-Jul (BG data)
Food
living or dead hardwoods, incl. chestnut, oak, and hickory (1)
Remarks
attracted to UV lights (1)
Internet References
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.