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Species Purpuricenus humeralis

Purpuricenus humeralis  (Fabricius)  - Purpuricenus humeralis Longhorned Beetle - Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus humeralis species? - Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus humeralis? - Purpuricenus humeralis Black and red longhorn beetle. What species?  - Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus humeralis - female keyed - Purpuricenus humeralis - male
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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Purpuricenus (Purplescent Longhorn Beetles)
Species humeralis (Purpuricenus humeralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Purpuricenus humeralis (Fabricius 1798)
Latin humerus 'shoulder'(1)
12-20 mm(2)
e. NA: VT-QC-MN-w.NE to NC-n.GA-e.OK(2)
May-Sep(2), mostly July (BG data)
the most polyphagous of NA spp.(2); larvae mine in dead branches of numerous hardwoods(3)
Life Cycle
Attracted to bait traps(4)
Print References
Champlain, A.B. and J.N. Knull. 1932. Fermenting bait traps for trapping Elateridae and Cerambycidae (Coleop.). Entomological News 43: 253–257.
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Review of the genus Purpuricenus Dejean (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in North America
MacRae T.C. 2000. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 76: 137-169.
3.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
4.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.