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Genus Saperda

Red-edged Saperda - Saperda lateralis Longhorned Beetle - Saperda calcarata longhorn - Saperda imitans Saperda calcarata beetle - Saperda tridentata Cerambycidae: Saperda calcarata? - Saperda calcarata Saperda imitans ? - Saperda imitans Saperda obliqua
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 Lamiinae (Flat-Faced Longhorns)
Tribe Saperdini
Genus Saperda
Explanation of Names
Saperda Fabricius 1775
Greek saperdes 'a kind of fish'(1) (obscure connotation; may refer to coloration of a European member of the genus)
Numbers
in the New World, 2 subgenera with 15 spp. (all but one in the nominate subgenus), all in our area(2), 43 spp. total(3)
Identification
detailed treatment in(4)
Range
holarctic & Oriental, 2/3 spp. in Eurasia(3); in our area, most spp. are eastern(2); all occur in Canada(5) but only 6 reach FL(6) (vs. 9 in MS)
Remarks
economically important groups; at least 7 spp. in our area are capable to inflict serious to devastating damage to poplars, hickory, American elm, basswood, apple, and some other trees(7)
Print References
Felt E.P., Joutel L.H. (1904) Monograph of the genus Saperda. New York State Museum Bulletin 74(20): 3–86. Full text