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Species Graphisurus despectus

black-marked longhorn - Graphisurus despectus - male Acanthocinus obsoletus? - Graphisurus despectus - male Cerambycidae, dorsalX - Graphisurus despectus Cerambycidae, pronotum - Graphisurus despectus Cerambycidae, elytral tips - Graphisurus despectus Graphisurus despectus - female 20150524-DSC_0246 - Graphisurus despectus - female Long-horned Beetle - Graphisurus despectus - male
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
Graphisurus despectus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Aedilis despectus LeConte 1850
Syn: Urographis despectus (LeConte)
9-14 mm (1)
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 that of fasciatus (1)
TX-FL-QC-IA (2)(3)(4)(BG data)
May-Jul (1)
various hardwoods, esp. hickory - Carya (Juglandaceae) (1)
uncommon (5)
See Also

narrow female pygidium of fasciatus for comparison (1); also, note the pale sutural mark that is more characteristic of fasciatus (5)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1850. General remarks upon the Coleoptera of Lake Superior. Pp. 201-242 In: L. Agassiz. Lake Superior: Its physical character, vegetation and animals, compared with those of other and similar regions. Boston.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.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.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.