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Photo#11376
Longhorn Beetle Taking a Pollen Bath - Analeptura lineola

Longhorn Beetle Taking a Pollen Bath - Analeptura lineola
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
May 14, 1985
Maybe not on purpose, but this cerambycid was taking a real pollen bath as he chowed down. I haven't been able to match his markings up with anything in Yanega. Any help with ID would be appreciated!

Moved
Moved from Flower Longhorns.

Franks comment is reasonable.
I´ll move it - in danger anyone puts it back later
:-)

Tough, maybe a Leptura?
The curlicue pattern on the elytra is notable. Leptura subhamata, Yanega, fig. 59a, 59b, (1) is somewhat similar in pattern, and the narrow pronotum. Dillon, plate LX, shows some of the variability in pattern. (2) Still does not come too close to your photo, but the curlicue-shape of the pattern is similar.

A hypothesis, perhaps not a very good one!

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Analeptura?
This is a tough one as mentioned above. I think this may be another confusing variant of Analetura lineola.

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