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Genus Euderces

Ant-Mimic Longhorned Beetle - Euderces pini Euderces pini Olivier - Euderces pini Euderces reichei LeConte - Euderces reichei Euderces reichei LeConte - Euderces reichei Ant Imitator - Euderces pini Small, red and black longhorned beetle - Euderces pini Small, red and black longhorned beetle - Euderces pini beetle - Euderces picipes
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Tillomorphini
Genus Euderces
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euderces LeConte, 1850
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, ~60 spp. total(1)
Size
4-9 mm
Identification
among the smallest of our longhorns; ant-like and often attractively marked(2)
among the three eastern species, E. pini is the only one with the post-median elytral fasciae in deep grooves; the median fascia are oblique in E. picipes vs. transverse in E. reichei (T.C. MacRae, 21.iv.2008)
Range
se. Canada (QC-ON) to Venezuela–Colombia(3)(1)
Food
Larvae feed in dead branches of chestnuts, hickories, oaks, redbuds, hackberries, etc.(2)
Print References
Giesbert E.F. & J.A. Chemsak. 1997. A review of the genus Euderces LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae; Tillomorphini). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 49: 211-286.