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Species Anelaphus villosus - Twig Pruner

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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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Elaphidiini
Genus Anelaphus
Species villosus (Twig Pruner)
Other Common Names
Southeastern Gray Twig Pruner
Explanation of Names
Anelaphus villosus (Fabricius 1792)
12-20 mm(1)
e. NA to AZ; Cuba(2)(3)
hosts: most hardwoods & shrubs, esp. hickory(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the New World
3.A list of Cerambycidae from the Chiricahua Mountain area, Cochise County, Arizona (Coleoptera).
Linsley, E.G., J.N. Knull and M. Statham. 1961. American Museum novitates, 2050: 1-34.