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Species Osmopleura chamaeropis - Cabbage Palm Longhorn

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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)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Agallissini
Genus Osmopleura
Species chamaeropis (Cabbage Palm Longhorn)
Other Common Names
Palmetto Longhorn
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Osmopleura chamaeropis (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Agallissus chamaeropis Horn 1893
Explanation of Names
Common names refer to larval host.
Numbers
Monotypic genus.
Size
19-22 mm
Identification
Unique.
Range
Florida and Georgia and recently, one specimen from Texas.
Habitat
Pine-palmetto woodlands in Florida.
Season
May-June
Food
Larvae feed on Cabbage Palmettos (Sabal palmetto) in Florida.
Remarks
This species is rarely collected but can be locally abundant (Turnbow & Hovore 1979)
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. & E.G. Linsley. 1970. Death-feigning among North American Cerambycidae. Pan-Pacific Entomol. 46(4): 305-307.
Thomas, M.C. 1994. Cabbage Palm Longhorn, Osmopleura chamaeropis (Horn). Pp. 472-474. in: M.A. Deyrup & R. Franz. (editors). Rare and endangered biota of Florida. Volume IV. Invertebrates. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 798 pp.
Turnbow, R.H. Jr., & F.T. Hovore. 1979. Notes on Cerambycidae from the southeastern United States. Entomol. News, 90(5): 219-229.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn