Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Species Typocerus octonotatus

Longhorn Beetle - Typocerus octonotatus Flower Longhorn - Typocerus octonotatus Flower Longhorn - Typocerus octonotatus Flower beetle ID - Typocerus octonotatus Prairie longhorn - Typocerus octonotatus 6-8 spotted insect - yellow and brown - Typocerus octonotatus  Flowerloving Longhorn Beetle - Typocerus octonotatus Typocerus octonotatus? - Typocerus octonotatus
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 Typocerus
Species octonotatus (Typocerus octonotatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Typocerus octonotatus (Haldeman)
Orig. Comb: Stenura octonotatus Haldeman, 1847
incorrectly known under Typocerus sinuatus, 1850-1976 (1)
15 spp. (and 3 subspp.) n. of Mex. (2)
10-15 mm (1)

Det. E. G. Riley, 2003
Compare the very similar Typocerus sinuatus, long confused in the literature.
Eastern, central U.S. - Bycid Catalog, (1)
mostly: Jun-Jul (BG data), full season: May-Aug (3)
Larvae are borers in native grasses (Poaceae) (1),(3)
See Also
Typocerus sinuatus (Newman)
- Range: se US to NM & CO
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2010
Print References
Dillon and Dillon, p. 614, plate 61--as Typocerus sinuatus?, see notes above (4)
Yanega, p. 42, fig. 96 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
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.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
4.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.