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Genus Trachyderes

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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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Trachyderes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Dendrobius LeConte 1858
Explanation of Names
Greek 'rough-necked'(1)
a single species (with 3 sspp.) in our area, 16 spp. in 2 subgenera total(2)
subg. Dendrobias (3 spp. total), to which our sp. belong, ranges from sw. US (TX-CA) to Costa Rica; the nominate subgenus is South American(2)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the New World