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Species Ataxia crypta

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Pteropliini
Genus Ataxia
Species crypta (Ataxia crypta)
Explanation of Names
Ataxia crypta (Say 1831)
12-18 mm(1)
Distinguished from similar species by the obliquely truncate elytral apices. Also distinct 'cicatrix' (excavation) on the scape and a deep sulcus on the mesosternum. (Ted C. MacRae,
e US (PA-FL to KS-TX)(2) to S. America
Mar-Nov(3)(BG data)
hardwoods and shrubs(1)
attracted to UV lights (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.