Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Anelaphus

mottled reddish longhorn - Anelaphus parallelus Bycid at the patio light - - Anelaphus subdepressus Cerambycidae, pronotum - Anelaphus villosus Dark Longhorned Beetle - Anelaphus subdepressus Long-horned Beetle - Anelaphus parallelus Cerambycid - Anelaphus moestus Twig Pruner - Anelaphus villosus Beetle - Anelaphus pumilus
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
Explanation of Names
Anelaphus Linsley 1936
24 spp. in our area, 64 total(1)
se. Canada to n. South America; in our area, most spp. (17) are restricted to sw. US, the rest are mostly found in se. US, with 3 spp. ranging wider in the east(1), two of them reaching se. Canada (QC-MB)(2)
[This is] an impossible genus to separate, like the Aneflomorpha. Absolutely too much individual variation to pin down a species name. [...] I have seen many Anelaphus from one side of Texas to the other, and it is an impossible task to put species names on everything. --Dan Heffern, 9.ix.2009