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Species Strangalia virilis - Strange Virile Bycid

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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 Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Strangalia
Species virilis (Strange Virile Bycid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: LeConte, 1873
Explanation of Names
viril - Latin for 'manly' (1)
10 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
14-18 mm (3)
The very strongly inflated last abdominal segment of the males, the large size, and distinctive color pattern characterize this species. (3)

Strangalia virilis LeConte
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2006
TX-OK (3)
May-June (3)
Larval Host(s): oak - Quercus (Fagaceae) (3)
Flower records: Prosopis, Condalia, Marshallis, Monarda (3) Coreopsis (4)
Type Locality: Texas (3)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1873. New species of North American Coleoptera prepared for the Smithsonian Institution. Part II. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 264(2): 169-348.
Linsley E.G. & J.A. Chemsak. 1972. Cerambycidae of North America. Part VI. No. 2: Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Lepturinae. University of California Publications in Entomology 80: 1-186.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Cerambycidae of North America. Part VI, No. 2. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Lepturinae.
E. Gorton Linsley and John A. Chemsak. 1976. 1976. University of California Press, Berkeley.
4.Insects of the Texas Lost Pines (W.L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, No. 33)
Stephen W. Taber, Scott B. Fleenor. 2003. M University Press.