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Species Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed - recently synonymyzed with A. villosus

Anelaphus sp. - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed longhorned beetle - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed Anelaphus sp - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed ID Request - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed Anelaphus parallelus? - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed Oak Twig Pruner Beetle - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed Black and brown beetle - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed beetle, white hair - Anelaphus formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Elaphidiini
Genus Anelaphus
Species formerly-parallelus-maybe-undescribed (recently synonymyzed with A. villosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1)
Explanation of Names
Anelaphus parallelus (Newman 1840)
The taxonomic situation is this... the holotype of Anelaphus parallelus is a specimen of A. villosus, making the new synonymy valid. However, the form previously called "parallelus" may prove to be a distinct species that is either undescribed or was described as one of the many synonyms of parallelus or villosus that should be elevated in the future. But until someone digs deeper into these forms, and decides whether to elevate parallelus back to species status, it will remain in synonymy with villosus. --Robert A. Androw, 6 Aug'21 [per conversation with Steve Lingafelter]
8-20 mm(2)
e. NA west to MB-TX(2)(3)(4)
live twig pruner of most eastern hardwoods & shrubs, esp. oak(2)
common, comes to lights(2)
Print References
Works Cited
1.Review of species of Anelaphus Linsley and its new synonym Gymnopsyra Linsley from the United States and Canada with description
Lingafelter, S. W. 2020. Insecta Mundi 0798:1-30.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
4.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
5.Anelaphus villosus (Fabricius) and A parallelus (Newman) can be accurately distinguished using body measurements & DNA barcoding
Brown, W., Salerno, R., & Cursino, L. 2021. The Canadian Entomologist, 153(6), 787-799.