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Subspecies Desmocerus californicus dimorphus

Desmocerus californicus dimorphus - Desmocerus californicus - female
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 Desmocerini
Genus Desmocerus (Elderberry Longhorn Beetles)
Species californicus (Desmocerus californicus)
Subspecies dimorphus (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus)
Other Common Names
Valley elderberry longhorn beetle (VELB)
Explanation of Names
Desmocerus californicus dimorphus Fisher 1921
on California's "Special Animals" List. (1)
Print References
Barr, C.B. 1991. The distribution, habitat, and status of the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Desmocerus californicus dimorphus Fisher (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Sacramento, CA.
Eng, L.L. 1984. Rare, threatened and endangered invertebrates in California riparian systems. In: California riparian systems Ecology, conservation, and productive management, ed. R. E. Warner and K. M. Hendrix. University of California Press. Berkeley.
USFWS. 1980. Listing the valley elderberry longhorn beetle as a threatened species with critical habitat. Federal Register 45: 52803-52807.
USFWS. 1984. Recovery plan for the valley elderberry longhorn beetle. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program; Portland, Oregon.
Internet References
Species Page - USDA
Species Page - Essig Museum, UC, Berkeley
Works Cited
1.California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Special Animals List.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB). 2016. Periodic publication. 51 pp.