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Species Graphisurus despectus

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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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Acanthocinini
Genus Graphisurus
Species despectus (Graphisurus despectus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Urographis despectus (LeConte)
Explanation of Names
Graphisurus despectus (LeConte 1850)
Size
9-14 mm(1)
Identification
elytra ground color pale gray or brownish, covered by heavy dark speckling and crossed by irregular blackish band about two-thirds distance from base; elytral apices truncate but not emarginate (concave); scutellum glabrous (smooth; hairless); legs and antennae with conspicuous dark and pale banding; female has long pencil-like ovipositor

females have a slightly broader pygidium than in fasciatus(1)
Range
QC-FL to ON-IA-TX(2)(3)(4)(BG data)
Season
May-Jul(1)
Food
various hardwoods, esp. hickory (Carya, Juglandaceae)(1)
Remarks
uncommon(5)
See Also

narrow female pygidium of fasciatus for comparison(1); the pale sutural mark is more characteristic of fasciatus(5)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida
4.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.