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Species Bellamira scalaris

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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 Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Bellamira
Species scalaris (Bellamira scalaris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bellamira scalaris (Say 1826)
Size
17-26 mm(1)
Identification
Large, with short head and long "neck" (pronotum). Elytra "bottle-shaped", with somewhat variable markings. Male has expanded tip of abdomen (1)
Range
e. NA west to e. TX(1)
Habitat
decayed hardwoods & pine(1); adults on flowers(2) and come to UV lights(1) (unlike most lepturines)
Season
May-Sep(1)
Food
Larvae feed on decayed wood(1), adults take nectar/pollen at flowers (2)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.