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Species Purpuricenus humeralis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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)
humerus (L). 'shoulder'(1)
Size
12-20 mm(2)
Range
e. NA: New England to se SK to n.GA-e.OK - Map (2)(3)
Season
May-Sep(2), mostly July (BG data)
Food
the most polyphagous of NA spp.(2); larvae mine in dead branches of numerous hardwoods(4)
Life Cycle
Attracted to bait traps(5)
Print References
Champlain, A.B. and J.N. Knull. 1932. Fermenting bait traps for trapping Elateridae and Cerambycidae (Coleop.). Entomological News 43: 253–257.
Internet References
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
5.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.