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Genus Desmocerus - Elderberry Longhorn Beetles

Elder Borer Taking Flight - Desmocerus palliatus orange blue ish bliack beatle - Desmocerus palliatus Beetle - Desmocerus aureipennis - male Elderberry Longhorn Beetle - Desmocerus aureipennis - female elderberry borer  - Desmocerus palliatus Blue/black beetle, pale orange on back, thick jointed antennae - Desmocerus palliatus Elderberry Borer - Desmocerus palliatus Elderberry Longhorn - Desmocerus palliatus
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)
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Serville 1835
3 spp. in the New World, all in our area(1)
D. palliatus e. NA + 2 spp. in the west(1)
Internet References
Scholar Archive. A review of the Lepturinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of the Pacific Northwest, with special attention to the elderberry longhorn beetle, Desmocerus Dejean