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Species Purpuricenus humeralis

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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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Purpuricenus (Purplescent Longhorns)
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
T.C. MacRae. 2000. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 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.